HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 has a highly specialized new tool in our weather coverage arsenal. It will dramatically enhance our ability to provide timely severe weather information to keep you and your family safe when storms roll through the Tennessee Valley.
We are pleased to introduce Storm Hunter 19!
Storm Hunter 19 is a 2012 Subaru Forester equipped with the latest storm tracking/chasing technology.
Here are some of its features:
- Ability to transmit live video via wireless Internet
- Three point-of-view cameras for live or recorded HD video
- Wireless camera
- Ability to monitor live radar and other weather data
- A live microwave transmitter
- Wireless, hands-free communication
- Continuously recording hard drive
Storm Hunter 19 will allow the WHNT News 19 meteorologists to show you live video of approaching storms whether we’re stationary or on the go, anywhere in the Tennessee Valley.
We’ll be able to record high quality video and monitor it in the field and in the studio. We can control the various cameras from a tablet in the car, switching from one to another to show you different vantage points of the weather.
WHNT News 19 meteorologists have done extensive training on Storm Hunter 19, which is loaded with the most advanced technology in weather tracking. This vehicle will be a valuable asset in our mission to cover weather where you live.
No other station in the Tennessee Valley has this storm tracking technology — it will make a big difference in providing you information about an approaching storm – its PATH, its POWER and what you need to do to PROTECT yourself.
WHNT News 19 takes severe weather seriously. That’s why Storm Hunter 19 will always be deployed with a trained storm hunting team consisting of a driver and a staff meteorologist.
Want to see Storm Hunter 19 for yourself? We’ll bring it to local community events in the coming weeks.
See photos from the day we revealed Storm Hunter 19 to the WHNT News 19 staff.