AUSTIN (KXAN) — The First Warning Weather University live stream with Meteorologist David Yeomans and Will DuPree dove into how weather balloons work, and why they are important.

Weather stations all over the globe observe weather on the ground. However, the atmosphere is a vast, deep, three-dimensional space, and weather occurs from ground-level up to 50,000 feet in the sky! That’s why it is important to observe the weather not only on the ground, but up in the sky, too.

Learn how weather balloons work and how they help meteorologists forecast the weather in First Warning Weather University.

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