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Project loon balloon HBAL757 over central FL


might be visible as a UFO

HBAL762 passing by Vero Beach now, heading right for a thunderstorm.

I just saw it pop up after fixing my site, crazy how far it’s traveled

Interesting track that HBAL762 made just west of Port Charlotte.

The upper level winds must be confused!:smile:

HBAL757 @50900ft HBAL762 @60100ft
Apparently they can control movement by adjusting altitude and following the wind. Can see wind at altitude up to 53000 https://aviationweather.gov/windtemp

Looks like it escaped the storm. Some info about thunderstorms https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/advisory_circular/ac%2000-24c.pdf https://climatecenter.fsu.edu/images/topics/tstrm_mature.jpg

HBAL740 and 3 others. Possible launcher in P.R.