Not a Surprise

We can get the naughty Chinese folks back. Earth geology makes it easier for them though. Interestingly, balloons seem to tend to stay in the general latitude region they start from. I think of the colored gas bands on Jupiter.

Check this out. I did a hindcast the other day using the HYSPLIT model, from a mouse-clicked point in Michigan to see how Beijing could get my own state. Balloon path hindcast also originates right in Beijing but does a great job circumnavigating the globe.

Reader beng135, left a link to this site. I grabbed the image below of the jet stream at 500hPa. It is not too hard to see where the Beijing balloon will end up.

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