Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler is here! - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler is here!

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Action News 5 has officially launched the new "Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler," the most powerful and accurate broadcast radar ever built. 

Here is what sets "Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler" apart from other broadcast radars:

More Speed and Power - During severe weather the "Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler" scans four times faster than other radars in the Mid-South. It provides more accuracy and advanced warning.   With one million watts of power, this radar sees inside the most powerful storms and can track tornadoes, rain, hail and even snowflakes.

Higher Accuracy - The "Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler" has the highest resolution of any radar in the Mid-South.  Using a digital processor, it provides the clearest possible picture of severe weather and is accurate to 300 meters at 300 miles. 

Farther West - Most severe weather approaches the Mid-South from the west and the Pinpoint 5 Weather Team's new radar is positioned at the West Memphis Airport to give our viewers the earliest possible warning.

"Tracking storms with a powerful tool like the Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler means we see storms sooner, in digital high resolution and with better accuracy to give you more time to get your family to safety," said Pinpoint 5 Weather Director Dave Brown.

The Pinpoint 5 StormTrack Doppler is sponsored in part by Bill Blake Auto Insurance.

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