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Albany's Weather Balloons Grounded by Helium Shortage

The National Weather Service at Albany in the US has stopped launching the twice-a-day weather balloons that soar more than 100,000 feet into the atmosphere to collect data for forecasting as it deals with the global shortage of helium and awaits the delivery of equipment at its new launch facility at the state University at Albany. These operations are not expected to resume until March 2023.

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