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bobby_hamill

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There are actually 3 balloons up over North Carolina at 12 miles up
 

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They're weather balloons. They get launched twice a day to measure winds aloft.


EDIT: I just reread the first post that said it's a Raven Aerostar which is a research balloon. Are they all Raven Aerostars? Google has been flying a bunch of them recently.
 
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They're weather balloons. They get launched twice a day to measure winds aloft.


EDIT: I just reread the first post that said it's a Raven Aerostar which is a research balloon. Are they all Raven Aerostars? Google has been flying a bunch of them recently.
They're not National Weather Service balloons. NWS radiosondes operate at 1680MHz. They go up at 0:00 and 12:00 Z. They measure PTU-G (Pressure, Temperature, hUmidity, and GPS location).
 

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There are now only 6 balloons over Wilmington NC one must have been brought down a recovered ?
It is balloon # HBAL 532
 

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at 8000 feet near Wilson Crossroads east of HWY 301
balloon icon changes color as altitude gets lower
 

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balloon HBAL535 went off radar coverage at 6000 feet.
should be landing now
 

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they are the Raven Aerostar Balloons.
Now it is down to just 1 balloon left over NC
 

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I've seen quite a few on FlightRadar24 that originate in Nevada
 

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