WCNC unveils new Chevy Storm Tracker

NBC Charlotte's Xavier Walton takes an in-depth look at our Chevy Storm Tracker as Hurricane Hermine moves in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Now that hurricane Hermine has the Carolinas in its sights, we can be ahead of the storm; NBC Charlotte has a new tool that will better track the weather to keep you and your family safe.

The 2016 Chevy Suburban-turned-"Storm Tracker" is outfitted with state of the art storm-tracking technology.

The tracker is outfitted with an ultrasonic weather station meaning more accurate weather altogether.

"Really the most important thing about the Storm Tracker is that we can get into the storm and get more accurate information for your neighborhood," said NBC Charlotte's Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich.

The SUV is outfitted with three HD cameras, two of which are dash cams. Each camera is controlled by an iPad. Camera one faces the storm chaser riding shotgun. Camera two is pointing away from the tracker towards the action.

The third HD camera is on the roof giving viewers at home a bird's eye view. It not only goes up and down but rotates 360 degrees.

As if those gadgets weren't enough in the trunk there is a 55-inch flat screen TV. That will allow our First Warn Storm Team to track where the storm may hit next.

"It's one thing to have the radar and satellite, but to actually get in there and collect weather data from this weather station and get the video it really helps people get ready for severe weather," said Panovich.

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