Georgia's National Weather Service office will deploy extra weather balloons ahead of next tropical system

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Editors note: The video above is coverage from earlier on Friday about all the storm systems   To help create the most accura...

September 24, 2022
1:30 AM

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Editors note: The video above is coverage from earlier on Friday about all the storm systems   To help create the most accurate forecast for Tropical Depression Nine, our local National Weather Service in Peachtree City will release two extra weather balloons each day starting Saturday. They'll join a greater effort that includes nearly 50 National Weather Service Offices in the eastern 2/3 of the country. Weather balloons are filled with hydrogen and can travel 90 to 100 thousand feet into the atmosphere and take important measurements, including temperatures, humidity, pressure and wind speed.

Melissa Nord