Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Joaquin: Additional Weather Balloons to Be Lauched

Essentially, from the Mississippi River, east the NWS is going to launch weather balloons at 6-hour rather than 12-hour intervals. They did this in the run-up to Sandy and it worked well.

Given that T.S. Joaquin is very near hurricane strength and strengthening, it is important to have this data to forecast the track of the (soon to be) hurricane and the very heavy rain forecast for the East Coast region.

Addition: Here is a map showing the weather stations that will be launching the additional balloons.

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