6 A.M. — Dawn Patrol has not yet lifted off due to winds, KOAT reported.
The word on the field is still optimistic for mass ascension, according to KOAT reporter Todd Unger.
KOAT is reporting that on this first morning of the 2012 Balloon Fiesta, there will some chilly weather with a slight breeze.
Here is the forecast for the next few hours:
7 a.m. – 48 degrees with winds between six and 12 miles per hour.
8 a.m. – 52 degrees with winds between six and 12 miles per hour.
9 a.m. – 55 degrees with winds between five and 10 miles per hour.
The traffic reporter from the KOAT helicopter reported that winds were not affecting their helicopter ride, though Todd Unger on the field reported that it may be too windy for dawn patrol, which is scheduled to start at 5:45 a.m.
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