Following up on the NOAA weather balloon that came down to earth in Fauntleroy the other day (here’s our previous report) … tipster Michael shares word of the aftermath. Above, a Seattle City Light crew came to untangle the recyclable data-gathering device from the “primary” electric line that snagged it; below, remains of the balloon, including a note about where it was launched and when…
If you couldn’t read it – Michael points out it was sent up from Forks near the northwestern Washington coast (140+ miles away) and dated the same day it came down in Fauntleroy – November 13th. In case you ever see one – NOAA even includes a postage-paid bag with the balloons, in hopes of increasing the 20 percent return rate.
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