The Nationwide Climate Service workplace in Grey, Maine, is making ready for Hurricane Lee by launching 4 climate balloons every day versus two.
The balloons might be launched all week and into the weekend at 7 a.m., 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Forecasters connect a tool generally known as a radiosonde to the balloon, which collects numerous sorts of information equivalent to relative humidity, temperatures and wind speeds within the higher environment. This information is transmitted to the NWS forecasting workplace the place it may be analyzed by meteorologists.
Hurricanes happen within the troposphere inside the higher environment. If there are robust upper-level winds, they are going to break down a hurricane’s eyewall, weakening the storm.
As Hurricane Lee slowly travels north, meteorologists at NWS Grey say that Mainers on the coast ought to put together for tough surf and huge swells.
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