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Dawn Patrol’s a go at Balloon Fiesta

Balloons inflate as part of Sunday morning's Dawn Patrol at the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (Donn Friedman/Journal)
Balloons inflate as part of Sunday morning's Dawn Patrol at the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (Donn Friedman/Journal)
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6:43 a.m.

Officials at Balloon Fiesta park have switched the flag on the field to green, signaling Sunday morning’s Mass Ascension has been cleared for launch.

6:30 a.m.

Winds at Balloon Fiesta Park are coming from the north at approximately 4-miles per-hour. Fiesta officials are deciding whether conditions are favorable for Sunday morning’s Mass Ascension.

6:20 a.m.

Balloons have lifted off as part of Sunday’s morning Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Officials are still evaluating the weather for the Mass Ascension.

6:10 a.m.

Weather is cooperating and balloons at Balloon Fiesta Park are inflating in preparation for Sunday morning’s Dawn Patrol.

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