Inside The TODAY'S TMJ4 Storm Chaser

It’s one thing for Storm Team 4 meteorologists to report on the weather from the studio. It’s quite another to get up close and personal with whatever conditions are wreaking havoc on Southeast Wisconsin. And that’s where The TODAY'S TMJ4 Storm Chaser comes in. For the first time, our meteorologists can show radar and an approaching storm from a safe position and distance. The vehicle offers the ability to deliver a full weather forecast from virtually anywhere. Take a look at this state-of-the-art vehicle.

By The Numbers

Vehicle:

  • 2016 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS
  • Autotrac 4-Wheel Drive
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8
  • 355 hp
  • 383 lb-ft of torque
 Custom Storm Chaser Modifications:

The TODAY'S TMJ4 Storm Chaser comes equipped with a state-of-the-art HD camera system. That includes a meteorologist camera in the passenger seat, a dashboard camera, a roof dome camera equipped with 360-degree panning, a handheld video switcher and dome camera controller.

The Airmar Weather Station tracks temperature, dew point, humidity, wind speed and direction.

Accessories:

  • Laptop with full remote access to the Storm Team 4 Weather Center computer systems
  • 50" rear presentation video monitor with custom roll-out mount support
  • Front and rear strobe flashers
  • Curbside flood lights
  • LiveView Technologies remote video streaming system
  • Welded aluminum roof rack

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