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Looking at the weather during Flight 3407

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Tracking the weather along the flight path, we found that winds were actually higher in Newark than in Buffalo, at least at the surface. As flight 3407 approached Western New York, temperatures cooled off and weather conditions deteriorated. A weather balloon was launched at Buffalo that evening, a few hours before the plane crash. This information shows a deep layer of below freezing, moist air all the way up to 10,000 feet. A layer this moist would have been able to produce ice on an airplane, although we don't know if this was the reason it crashed.

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