Before you read, please watch:
Wherever there’s a need for humidity, wind speed, barometric pressure or temperature readings…there’s a Kestrel Pocket Weather Meter to save the day with accurate, instant measurements!
If I were the casting director for this latest Weather Channel commercial, the above statement is how I would describe the epic role and significance that the scene-stealing Kestrel 4500 plays just at the .08 second mark. Sure, you only catch but a brief glimpse of the Kestrel’s noble, quarter-turned profile, rugged American-made cool, and sturdy exterior which earns its 5-year warranty. However, there are no small parts, only small actors- and weather meters. Positioned between Storm Tracker Jim Cantore’s official “Weather Channel” hat and mic, the Kestrel 4500 is clearly part of his essential gear.
Jim Cantore is kind of a big deal in the weather world. I mean, heck, as this commercial conveys, he’s like the Raging Bull of Meteorology. The undefeated champion of storm tracking!
But, not only superstar meteorolgists use Kestrel Meters to get instant environmental conditions. Just about every TV weather team in the country relies on the Kestrel to get on-the-spot weather data. That way, when you see your meteorologist doing a live report, screaming above the roar of a hurricane, “I’m standing in 70 MPH winds” , they can whip out their Kestrel to prove it!
Thanks to our friends at local ABC affiliate WPVI-TV, for pointing out the Kestrel cameo. Their weather team is top notch.
Who is your fave local weather team or meteorologist?
Send me your picks and why. I’ll feature the top 5 submissions on our page, Twitter and Facebook. Plus you’ll win a Kestrel Weather Prize pack!
I’m going to give a shout out to one of my fave meteorologists. She’s a former Philly weather girl who is currently a Chief Meteorologist in Chicago. She LOVES everything weather and covers some of the coldest games in the NFL. Plus her name is Amy Freeze. Seriously. Doesn’t get better.
Learn more about Amy and download some DIY forecasting tips from her Freeze Front website . It’s pretty “cool”. Pardon the weather humor, you knew it was coming.
Your Kestrel Weather Girl,