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Storms give UAH students hands-on experience

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Faculty and students with UAH's Severe Weather Institute Radar and Lightning Laboratories or  SWRILL are out in the elements Tuesday night, tracking and studying these storms.

The weather balloon was launched early Tuesday afternoon. The purpose of the balloon is to track wind speed and temperature. The balloon went about 10 miles up into the sky. It was tracking wind at speeds of 30 miles per hour.

UAH students are getting hands on experience about how to rack and study storms. Some of the students are testing what they've learned in class for the first time. They plan on staying out there until the storms pass so they think they're in for a long night.

They should be moving into out vicinity maybe in a couple of hours and then as the night proceeds I think the structure of storms will change to squal line type, linear formations instead of the isolated super cells," said Kevin Knupp, UAH Atmospheric Science Professor.

It’s going to be a long night for people across the Tennessee Valley as the threat from these storms will continue until early Wednesday morning.

The US National Weather Service Huntsville Alabama say the information received from this sounding will help them with the weather forecast Tuesday afternoon and evening. 

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