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Ask the Meteorologist: Weather Balloons

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EUGENE, Ore. — Some students at O’Hara Catholic School in Eugene got a unique opportunity to study weather science.

What looks like a piece of Styrofoam with batteries attached is actually a National Weather Service balloon. It was discovered by the father of one of the students while he was hunting, and it quickly turned into a science lesson.

Meteorologist Melissa Frey answers all your questions about this interesting find.

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  1. Brigid Driscoll says:

    Dear Mrs. Frey,
    Hello. I am Brigid Driscoll a student from Mantua elementary. I have been thinking this question lately, “How can we stay safe during hurricanes? And how do we do so?” Thank you so much for your time.
    From,
    Brigid Driscoll
    6th Grade

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