Hilo, Hawaii

Latitude: 19.717°N   Longitude: 155.049°W   Elevation: 11 masl

Balloons carrying NOAA frost point hygrometers have been launched occasionally at Hilo since 1991, but regular monthly data flights began in December, 2010.

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Hilo is on the eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii

Our balloons and FPHs are launched at the National Weather Service facility at the Hilo International Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. Thanks to the staff of the NOAA Mauna Loa observatory for performing the flights.

Thanks also to the National Weather Service for allowing us to use their facility.

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The National Weather Service facility at the Hilo International Airport

Bringing out the inflated balloon and payload just before launch at the Hilo International Airport