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Originally posted by solarstorm
The 10:00 news will be on shortly...lets see what these assclowns say about this.
Another strange white light in Phoenix sky
More Phoenix Local News
09:33 PM Mountain Standard Time on Thursday, June 11, 2009
azfamily.com / 3TV
PHOENIX – 3TV was inundated with phone calls Thursday night after many spotted a bright white light in the sky.
Many callers were disappointed that the white light was only a research balloon. It was launched by a company based in Palestine, Texas and was sent out of New Mexico.
azfamily.com’s Meteorologist April Warnecke reports the balloon is roughly about 41,000 feet up in the air, which is why it seems like the light does not move.
Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
BS, that's no weather balloon. Besides, don't they use satellites to forecast the weather these days instead of balloons?
Twice a day, every day of the year, weather balloons are released simultaneously from almost 900 locations worldwide! This includes 92 released by the National Weather Service in the US and its territories. The balloon flights last for around 2 hours, can drift as far as 125 miles away, and rise up to over 100,000 ft. (about 20 miles) in the atmosphere!
The balloons, which start out measuring about 6 ft. wide before release, expand as they rise to about 20 ft. in diameter!
Video of weather balloon