NWS Denver/Boulder - Did You Know - Balloon

  • Did you know weather balloons with instrument packages are sent up twice daily AROUND THE WORLD?  Here in the US, most NWS offices release these balloons, however the Denver balloon is released from the old office location near Stapleton.  

    Released at 00Z and 12Z (6p and 6a MDT), these balloons have an instrument package attached to it that records data from the atmosphere which is then fed into computer models and used by meteorologists to forecast the weather.  #NWSDYK

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