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Storm spotter, chaser Michael Wilhelm dies

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Michael Wilhelm, a talented storm spotter and storm chaser, has died.

Wilhelm was instrumental in helping track numerous tornadoes, including the tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011.

WHNT News 19's Ben Smith described Wilhelm as "a father and excellent storm chaser" as well as "his best friend."

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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