We had a storm roll into the valley last night and it decided to stick around so our balloons were unable to launch Saturday morning.The best pilots in the world are gathered for the Spirit of Boise Balloon Challenge. They love to fly, but they won't do it if weather conditions aren't ideal for it.

Stormy weather will ground hot air balloons every time. There are many concerns with stormy weather including wind conditions and lightning strikes. And, even rain is a concern, and not just because pilots like to stay dry. Rain can decrease the visibility for the pilots and water can damage the balloon material.

Although we would have loved to see a launch this morning, we are glad that our pilots here at the Spirit of Boise are cautious. Let's hope for a perfect Boise morning for the Great Launch tomorrow!