Maine’s climate service doubles balloon launches forward of Hurricane Lee

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.