NWS Launching Extra Weather Balloons Amid Dorian

4 years 3 months 1 day ago Thursday, August 29 2019 Aug 29, 2019 August 29, 2019 11:18 PM August 29, 2019 in News - Local

BROWNSVILLE - Hurricane Dorian is more than one thousand miles away from the Rio Grande Valley.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville is collecting data for it.

All that data will help Florida meteorologists predict the storm's movement more accurately.

Around the clock, 24 hours a day, National Weather Service meteorologists are in this room monitoring weather conditions.

With hurricane Dorian on the horizon, the little tracking tool becomes even more important.

On Thursday NWS meteorologists in Brownsville launched the first special weather balloon capturing crucial data on how the atmosphere looks with hurricane Dorian swirling in the distance.

The more data, the more accurate they can forecast.

The more accurate the forecast, the more people can prepare..

Around the world, weather balloons are released at exactly the same time to give kind of a snapshot of what the weather looks like as a whole at that very moment.

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