Accuweather rep: "Man...why didn't we think of strapping an entire ASOS station (with mast) to a balloon and flying it?"In a recent Fox Weather online article about NWS Glasgow's upper air balloon encountering a supercell and going for a looping ride. we find this jewel:
"Data from the balloon's onboard anemometer showed a radical wind shift..."
A weather balloon launched from Glasgow, Montana, Monday evening was having an uneventful journey on its quest to measure atmospheric data… until the balloon ran into a line of thunderstorms that had just produced a tornado about an hour earlier.www.foxweather.com