The first drone to collect weather data in the U.S. may launch this fall.

Pending government approval, the “Meteodrone” will launch this fall and be the first drone to record weather data used operationally in the United States.

The Meteodrone isn’t your average drone. It’s packed with small weather instruments, which can measure temperature, dew point, relative humidity, wind speed and pressure. An onboard camera can take valuable images as storm systems develop and progress.

“The benefit of the Meteodrone here is being able to get those constant and frequent profiles, particularly when you have interesting or important weather events going on,” said Brad Guay, a meteorologist atdata will feed into a high-resolution computer model for the area around Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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