RadarScope on the PC above in action during one of our storm chasing tours!
Alongside real meteorologists, severe weather experts and forecasters, our technology plays a key role in severe weather forecasting. Some of our technology and a few of our tools include:
We continually monitor National Weather Service broadcasts and storm conditions using our state of the art radio systems. And since many of our storm chasing guides and drivers are HAM operators, we are able to hear "LIVE" storm reports as they happen! Every one of our storm chase tours vehicle is outfitted with at least one radio which covers many bands including all NOAA weather radio transmissions! If you combine our experience, the latest technology that we use and our tornado and funnel success rate, it is easy to see why more people choose us over other storm chasing tour companies!Click here to book your tour today!
We also always have redundant Doppler radar back up! Below are screen shots of a tornadic supercell we intercepted in Cherry County, Nebraska.
As seen below from our Doppler Radar Package StormLab - allows us to see REAL TIME what a storm is doing and exactly where we need to be to get the tornado! With our technology we never miss a tornado watch or tornado warning while storm chasing!
We are the only storm chasing tour company that has a real time X-band dual pol Doppler radar unit on our tour vehicle! NO OTHER TOUR COMPANY HAS THIS LATEST EQUIPMENT! We also utilize RadarScope as our main go to operational product when not using our X-band unit and it is used on every storm chasing tour, and in every vehicle. We have the product on all of our IPhones, IPads, laptops and the like. However, we do also have and sometimes utilize StormLab and Gibson Ridge products such as level 2, level 2A and level 3.
Having this radar technology allows us to see what a storm is doing with very fine detail! But the real trick is knowing how to interpret the data and what we are seeing. This is also a part of what we teach you during your storm tour. This is another example of how we interact with and give all of our clients true one on one attention and answering your questions by educating you on the radar products.
We also have access and use the latest raw data from various weather models to forecast where the best possible location is going to be to see tornadoes and severe weather!