Two men about the release a large, white weather balloon from the top of a building in Phoenix.

How we use weather balloons

Did you know meteorologists can use balloons to aid in weather forecasting? SRP’s weather balloon program measures vertical profiles of temperature, humidity, wind and pressure over the Valley. Both the local and global weather community benefit from this data. SRP’s team of meteorologists manages the balloon program that provides valuable data to SRP and the National Weather Service. This data helps forecast thunderstorms within and […]

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