Do weather balloons have lights on them?

Answer Weather balloons occasionally use small white lights when launching. These are similar to a flashlight, and are hard to see with the naked eye unless being tracked. Some balloons may also use a fla... Read More »

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Information on Weather Balloons?

Both meteorologists and scientists use weather balloons to collect data from the earth's atmosphere. Data collected with weather balloons is invaluable for atmospheric studies and weather forecasti... Read More »

How high do weather balloons go?

According to the National Weather Service, weather balloons achieve altitudes of 115,000 feet. Weather balloons are released twice a day from 69 weather stations located in the lower 48 states. Bal... Read More »

What are weather balloons made of?

Weather balloons are made from a variety of materials. Rubber weather balloons are designed to expand and burst after data is collected. Polyethylene plastic balloons are made for high-altitude dat... Read More »

What color are weather balloons?

According to National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP), the weather balloons used by the Nation Weather Service are usually white, but weather balloons used by universities... Read More »