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Twice a day, they launch a weather balloon in Grand Junction

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Dan Cuevas, of the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, inflates a weather balloon with hydrogen ahead of a twice-daily launch.

The global helium shortage means many weather balloon are grounded. Grand Junction's, which uses hydrogen, still goes up. Senior Host Ryan Warner witnesses a launch with Dan Cuevas, of the National Weather Service. Then, our regular climate and weather chat with Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson.