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May 14, 2013 9:59 PM by Juice Godfrey

Colorado weathermen take to skies for forecasts

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder is taking to the skies in airplane to see whether it can collect enough information over the Colorado Rockies to provide additional warning time to people who may be in the way of potentially deadly storms.

Researchers are heading to the airport Wednesday to board an instrument-packed Gulfstream V for a six-hour mission to sample jet-stream winds, upper-level temperatures and other features across Colorado and nearby states.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, senior scientist Morris Weisman says meteorologists currently rely on information collected at widely scattered sounding stations in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and New Mexico to compile their weather forecasts.

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