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What are weather balloons: WCNC Weather School

Weather balloons carry weather observation equipment up into the atmosphere to record temperature, dew points, and other conditions above the ground.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Larry Sprinkle explains how weather balloons take vital observations of weather throughout our atmosphere.

The WCNC Weather School is back in session with a free, educational science class about equipment used to observe the weather.

WCNC Charlotte's First Warn Storm Team is helping parents, students, and teachers learn from home with free atmospheric science lessons that can be seen each weekday on the streaming platforms of WCNC Charlotte.

The lessons, which will stream live starting at 1 p.m., will feature a variety of weather lessons and explainers hosted by the WCNC Charlotte weather team.

Join the conversation live to ask questions and be a part of the virtual class.

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Can't watch it live? The lessons will be available on-demand for playback at anytime.

WCNC Charlotte Weather School can be seen live on wcnc.com, the WCNC mobile news app, the WCNC Charlotte Facebook page, the WCNC Charlotte YouTube page, on Periscope and Twitter, and on our new Twitch channel.

Like, follow, and subscribe on your favorite platform to be notified when each day's class begins.