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A weather balloon begins its ascent after Brad Barclay releases it from the 30th Weather Squadron building April 11.  The Central Coast Weather Associates contractor uses the balloons for weather forecasting and to provide a snap-shot of the atmosphere when released simultaneously with 300 other sites world wide. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)

A weather balloon begins its ascent after Brad Barclay releases it from the 30th Weather Squadron building April 11. The Central Coast Weather Associates contractor uses the balloons for weather forecasting and to provide a snap-shot of the atmosphere when released simultaneously with 300 other sites world wide. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Plew)

During the final stages of flight preparation, Brad Barclay, Central Coast Weather Associates contractor, seals a helium balloon with cord at the 30th Weather Squadron building, April 11. The 30th WS releases balloons twice a day, 365 days a year.(Photo by Airman Jonathan Olds)

During the final stages of flight preparation, Brad Barclay, Central Coast Weather Associates contractor, seals a helium balloon with cord at the 30th Weather Squadron building, April 11. The 30th WS releases balloons twice a day, 365 days a year.(Photo by Airman Jonathan Olds)