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Red sky at morning...balloonist take warning. Red, orange, dark and ominous it was when the sun broke over the Blue Mountains around 5:30 am onto the rainy streets of Walla Walla. And balloonists did take warning, canceling the Saturday lift-off at Garrison Middle School.

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Weather conditions keep balloons grounded

Balloonists share information on their sport.

WALLA WALLA — Inclement weather left 34 of the 35 pilots participating in this year's Balloon Stampede grounded Saturday morning.As for the one hot air balloon that did make it up, it rose only a few feet off the ground, as it was tethered the entire time


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