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If you want to launch a weather balloon during a blizzard, here's a how-to guide, sort of


WASHINGTON (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — A hapless scientist struggled to launch a weather balloon in the middle of a blizzard sweeping through Rapid City, South Dakota, on Wednesday.

This National Weather Service video shows a technician attempting to launch a balloon amid fierce winds — and losing a glove in the process.

“It’s a video of the standard balloon launch we do twice a day here," the NWS told Storyful.

“Just so happened it was icy and windy and the string attached to the balloon got tangled up around the arm prior to launch.”

Despite the bumpy launch, the weather balloon expedition was a success, the NWS said in a tweet.


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