NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials at the National Weather Service in North Little Rock say they'll be releasing additional weather balloons during the next several days to help track Hurricane Sandy.
Meteorologist John Robinson says that starting Thursday the office will release four weather balloons per day instead of 2.
Robinson says the extra balloons will help computer models develop a consensus on the eventual track of the hurricane that may strike the northeastern United States.
The weather service currently releases balloons each day at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The additional balloons will be released daily at 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. through at least Tuesday.
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