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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea03334

PIBALs are used by Incident Meteorologists to monitor local winds aloft around a fire. Here Chris Jordan has a full PIBAL and is prepared to launch it and observe its trajectory for the next 20 minutes until it reaches a height of 10000 feet.

Image ID: wea03334, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Utah, St. George area
Photo Date: 2006 July 29
Photographer: Dan Borsum, NOAA/NWS/WR/WFO/Billings Montana

Category: Monsters Fire Weather/NOAA 200th Photo Contest/

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