weather balloons

weather balloons

Here is our weather balloon launch this morning at 4am MST in the snow. Our office is one of 92 National Weather Service stations and one of over 800 stations in the world that launches weather balloons twice each day (at 4am MST and 4pm MST). The data c

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Here is our weather balloon launch this morning at 4am MST in the snow. Our office is one of 92 National Weather Service stations and one of over 800 stations in the world that launches weather balloons twice each day (at 4am MST and 4pm MST). The data collected by the weather balloons is ingested into computer forecast models where equations are run using the data. The end result is a computer model forecast, but the human forecaster ultimately determines whether or not the output is reasonable. Therefore, the vital data collected by the weather balloons allows forecasters to produce a forecast for today and/or several days in advance.