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How does GPS work?

Did you know…
Storm chasers use navigation devices to track storms?

Among the more weird and wonderful uses for GPS is storm chasing.

Storm chasers are people who drive about chasing down severe weather conditions. The motives range from serious meteorological field research to professional photographers looking for dramatic images to people who treat getting as close as they can to the eye of a storm as a kind of extreme sport.

Using their personal navigator in combination with special storm-tracking software, this motley crew of extreme-weather watchers can get as close to what’s known as the storm’s ‘sweet spot’ as possible without getting hurt.

For the rest of us, TomTom weather reports on conditions at your destination are available on your TomTom. And if it’s Gale Force 10, TomTom’s advice is to turn back!

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