Tag Archives: television meteorologist

Seasonal Temperatures – the Math Doesn’t Add Up

What’s normal here is change and often the change is dramatic.

Weather Balloons Still Going Up…and Up

High-altitude weather balloons originated sometime around World War II. Some reports have the first launch occurring about 60 years ago, while some reports indicate the first launch occurring at about the time WWII was beginning. Either way, their purpose then remains their purpose today: Launch a radiosonde into the atmosphere to record atmospheric data such as temperature, humidity, pressure and wind speed at various altitudes by way of a small, expendable radio transmitter.