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Baron Services

Baron offered the first storm tracking system, which is not only able to show storms at a very local level, but post estimated times of arrival for storms moving into communities. It was the first such system to combine radar imagery with lightning data. The company offers FasTracŪ, a system built upon a patented, highly accurate storm tracking process by which all other storm trackers are judged.

Doppler On Wheels

The Doppler On Wheels (DOW) Project has created two mobile Doppler weather radars mounted on trucks that have explored rare, short-lived and small scale phenomena, The technology recorded the first ever mappings of tornado winds, hurricane wind streaks, and resolution of detailed tornado structure and evolution at scales well below 100 mph.


SevereStreaming is a live streaming video service provider for storm chasers, emergency management, and TV stations from SevereStudios. The storm chasers that brought you the world's first, free-to-the-public Live ChaseCam, now offers you the opportunity to stream with the best.

SevereStudios Inc.

Using technology perfected by SevereStudios Inc., storm chasers are able to stream high quality video live from the field, through the company's servers to the SevereStudios Live ChaseCam Network. These live ChaseCam feeds are then rebroadcast to the National Weather Service, local, national, and world-wide media, and to website viewers. The site also provides high quality stock footage to media and production companies.


Originally designed to help storm chasers track tornadoes, SWIFT WX Professional is now the most versatile weather radar and storm tracking tool available to consumers. SWIFT WX Professional integrates street-level mapping with live weather radar to provide you with an unprecedented level of storm-tracking detail. Predict storm arrivals to the nearest minute. Set up Perimeter Alerts and be automatically alerted to approaching severe weather.

The Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV)

The Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) is a heavily modified 1997 Ford F-450 truck used as a storm chasing platform and built by IMAX director Sean Casey. This heavily armored vehicle can drive into a relatively weak tornado (EF0 to EF3) to film and take measurements.