Weather School: Weather Balloons

In this week's weather school, Meteorologist Michael Page takes a look at the importance of weather balloons.
This week in weather school we check out the importance of weather balloons, a topic April asked about on my Facebook page.

Weather balloons are extremely important to meteorologists, and are sent up twice daily from more than 100 sites daily in the United States. The balloons themselves aren't the exciting part for scientists. Instead it's the box of instruments attached to them. The instruments collect all types of information as they ascend up to 115,000 ft. into the atmosphere. That includes everything from temperature to moisture content. Balloon data is viewed on complex charts known as weather soundings. That data is then incorporated into weather models we use to predict the weather
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