“The Beast” is the Pinpoint Weather team’s state of the art severe weather tracking system, and FOX31 Denver & Colorado’s Own Channel 2 printed up a custom sticker to honor their mighty vehicle.
When you see the Pinpoint Weather Beast out on the road in the Denver or beyond, take a photo and share it with the hashtag #ISawTheBeast. They might even retweet it or show the post during a broadcast.
The Beast is a weather tracker with technology that brings Coloradans storm coverage they can’t get anywhere else. As a cool bonus for the Denver community, it’s a teaching tool that kids enjoy having at their school. When it's on the go, The Beast and the mobile reporting unit are a rolling billboard for this sticker campaign. The Beast hopes to inspire the next generation of meteorologists and represent the news brands as it reports around town. As a mobile command center, it has a cockpit loaded with screens and radars and receivers so there are all types of signals that the truck can process.
More About the Pinpoint Weather Beast
The Pinpoint Weather Beast is a state-of-the-art weather vehicle that's 20-feet long, with 36-inch tires on a custom off-road suspension. This build allows The Beast to plow through intense conditions, from snow and rain to muddy fields and gusty winds. The Beast is ready to chase all types of Colorado weather, including tornadoes, hail, lightning and floods.
The truck has gear festooned all over it, and there are three GoPros that give the weather team a 360-degree view of conditions, which helps deliver better coverage of drive times and weather events for Colorado residents. With satellite and microwave technology on board, the newscast can be delivered from anywhere in the state, from the Eastern plains to the mountain peaks with a real-time sync back to the newsroom.
Here's a video about The Beast.