PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- Our Arizona's Family Weather Team has a new tool to help report the weather when storms roll in.    

This season we will roll out Storm Commander, an SUV that is packed with a ton of gadgets.  

[WATCH: Arizona's Family unveils the Storm Commander]

It has five cameras, a weather censor that measures winds, temperatures, and a barometer.   

[PHOTOS: See inside Arizona's Weather Authority Storm Commander]

 There is also a rain bucket that can let us know how much rain is received in a certain area.   

[SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona monsoon]

This will be our first line of defense when a storm rolls in, if we see a dust storm forming we will send Storm Commander to get the first shot of the storm for our viewers.  

[SLIDESHOW: Best of Arizona's 2018 monsoon]

If a storm is in your neighborhood, you can bet Storm Commander will be there.  

We will highlight this new weather tool on our weather special Monsoon 2019 on Saturday, June 15 at 4:30 p.m.

CBS 5 Chief Meteorologist Paul Horton keeps you up-to-date on the Valley's forecast weekdays on CBS 5 News at 5, 6:30 and 10 p.m.  Helping the community is also important to Paul as he as spearheads the yearly Pay it Forward Car Wash that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

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(5) comments


finally someone found a use for baby puke. Now send all your barbie dolls and kens thinking they are funny, out into the desert in search of flash floods and abandon them. You're station is full of narcissistic jerks.


We need to know what goes on inside the haboobs.


Hee hee, that's cute. They wont be chasing any tornadoes with that Weather-Barbie SUV. In any event, it should be riding on 35-inch mud terrains for the AZ weather.


What a waste of $$$$.


Love the Friday Spirit @ 3tv! Want to Thank Royal, Paul & April for the Awesome Carpool Karaoke this morning ;-)) Great job taking that show on the Road!

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