Sky Clock - Weather for observing

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adrenalynn

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Some might want to push this to "forces of nature" - but I think it belongs here.<br /><br />There is a site called "http://cleardarksky.com" that publishes very accurate weather predictions for a 72hr period directly targeted at astronomy-buffs. I use it all the time, but I finally got around to making my own subdomain with embedded pictures of the weather around my area.<br /><br />It's free and really spiffy dense information once you learn how to read it.<br /><br />If you want to figure out if it's going to be worth dragging out the scope over the next few days - try it out!<br /><br />Weather for my typical observing locations on my own page looks like this: http://wx.jlrdesigns.com<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>.</p><p><font size="3">bipartisan</font>  (<span style="color:blue" class="pointer"><span class="pron"><font face="Lucida Sans Unicode" size="2">bī-pär'tĭ-zən, -sən</font></span></span>) [Adj.]  Maintaining the ability to blame republications when your stimulus plan proves to be a devastating failure.</p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ff0000">IMPE</font><font color="#c0c0c0">ACH</font> <font color="#0000ff"><font color="#c0c0c0">O</font>BAMA</font>!</font></strong></p> </div>
 
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Testing

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So may I go directly to Kennedy Meadows, CA and bypass work till next Monday? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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adrenalynn

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Why not? They won't miss you. It's not like you'll do any LESS work... <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" /> <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>.</p><p><font size="3">bipartisan</font>  (<span style="color:blue" class="pointer"><span class="pron"><font face="Lucida Sans Unicode" size="2">bī-pär'tĭ-zən, -sən</font></span></span>) [Adj.]  Maintaining the ability to blame republications when your stimulus plan proves to be a devastating failure.</p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ff0000">IMPE</font><font color="#c0c0c0">ACH</font> <font color="#0000ff"><font color="#c0c0c0">O</font>BAMA</font>!</font></strong></p> </div>
 
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adrenalynn

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Exactly. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>.</p><p><font size="3">bipartisan</font>  (<span style="color:blue" class="pointer"><span class="pron"><font face="Lucida Sans Unicode" size="2">bī-pär'tĭ-zən, -sən</font></span></span>) [Adj.]  Maintaining the ability to blame republications when your stimulus plan proves to be a devastating failure.</p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000"><font color="#ff0000">IMPE</font><font color="#c0c0c0">ACH</font> <font color="#0000ff"><font color="#c0c0c0">O</font>BAMA</font>!</font></strong></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Yes, I use it all the time. In general it's pretty darn accurate, very impressive. Of course it's not perfect.<br /><br />I note that in the summertime it underestimates transparency, so that sometimes when it says transparency is good, it's actually too hazy for meteor work.<br /><br />However it's an indispensibe starting point in keeping an eye out for good observing conditions.<br /><br />It is open on my Explorer every day <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />I use 2 main Explorer pages. The left on is the weather one, and includes tabs for the local NWS forecast, local and regional radar (when needed) and visible and IR satellite cloud loops, which I get from here. <br />I use visible for the daytime leading up to an observing night, and IR simultaneously as it gets dark so I can track fainter features.<br />So with the clear sky clock alerting me, and satellit pix giving me real time data, I have a pretty good idea whther I'll be packing up the meteor kit that night.<br />The second explorer page has my e-mail, SDC, NASA TV, and whatever the curiosity du jour is. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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