KAIT is dedicated to providing Region 8 with the best team of meteorologists and the latest technology in our mission to keep you safe during severe weather.
As the Region 8 Storm Team tracks severe storms that move through this area, we have another tool to help keep you safe: The Central Nissan Storm Tracker. The most advanced vehicle in the Region 8 News fleet is a specially-outfitted Nissan Titan provided by Central Nissan in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Even at a glance, you'll see that this vehicle takes storm chasing to the next level!
Inside the Storm Tracker you will find the latest weather technology so our crews can get important information back to you. This technology was custom designed exclusively for the Central Nissan Storm Tracker making it the only one of its kind in the area. It’s one more reason that KAIT is the only station to turn to when severe weather threatens.
As severe weather moves in, members of the Region 8 Storm Team will take the Storm Tracker into the heart of developing severe storms. Radar data allows the field crew to see the exact same information we see in the Region 8 Storm Center. They see where storms are developing, how the winds are moving and where the largest hail may be falling. This, combined with what they see, is all relayed back to the station. They can also communicate directly to local county Emergency Management Agencies and the National Weather Service in Memphis and Little Rock.
Even when driving, that same technology that allows crews to track storms in the field also allows them to send back the most important information: what they see! The video equipment in the Storm Tracker also allows the crew to video what they see and send the live feed back to the television station to be used on the air.
We designed the Storm Tracker for this exact reason. It allows us to send meteorologists out in the field where the weather is happening.
We want you to get an up close look at our weather technology. If you are a teacher and would like to have a member of the Storm Team visit your school, or if you are planning an event and would like to have one of us stop by, just email us at email@example.com
Our Central Nissan Storm Tracker is just one more way that KAIT is working every day to be your First Alert!