This impressive video shows a meteorologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico getting knocked around by 50-60 MPH wind gusts as he released a weather balloon on Saturday evening. Once he let go of the balloon, it rocketed away while narrowly missing an observation tower and the NWS office itself.

The same system causing the strong winds in New Mexico will produce a major tornado outbreak across parts of the Deep South on Sunday.

[Video via NWS Albuquerque on YouTube]