I'm starting to see some small puffy cumulus around. This is what would drive you nuts on Monday.
Fortunately, this is also the stuff that is most likely to be affected by the shadow and dissipate.
Well that's good, never really thought about that. Makes sense
There is some conjecture that the differential heating boundary created by the eclipse could become a focus of isolated convection itself as a vertical circulation develops similar to a sea breeze front...where the cooler air from the shadow flows outward and displaces the hot/humid air on the warm side of the temperature discontinuity. Wouldn't that be cool to see!
I'm looking at the skies today in Southern Illinois and saying why isn't it Monday? It don't get much better than this
U staying local?
It's pretty much a Sunday decision. If you want to come down here and go to my step son's place in Modoc with me you're welcome to. That is, if I stay local. I imagine there's going to be people parked all over Bluff Road down there. He's got a pretty big yard. I'm not even sure if he's taking off on Monday.
Post by guyfromhecker on Aug 16, 2017 5:30:44 GMT -6
Lookout folks. Donald is pretty much given the green light to the alternate right. Look for demonstrations to increase and the likelihood of riots will increase also. While he preaches togetherness he sells divisiveness and the chaos that follows is exactly what Mr. Bannon wants.
Donald was talking about the nice people that were marching also. I'm sorry, but I don't know any nice people that would march next to a Nazi. If the alternate right doesn't buy that crap they should make sure they don't associate with it
Post by guyfromhecker on Aug 14, 2017 9:20:02 GMT -6
I'm just wondering how far west in Nebraska I'm going to have to go. I got a feeling it's going to be pretty far. I could be looking at almost a 12 hour drive back. For this type of event it's worth it
Post by guyfromhecker on Aug 9, 2017 14:25:35 GMT -6
I still have my reservations for Nebraska. All the hotels up around there booked up. It'll be a day before decision for me. Better have a lockdown clear sky forecast here or else I'm hitting the road. I'd also like to find some nice elevated place to watch it from
Post by guyfromhecker on Aug 4, 2017 19:43:30 GMT -6
I just started thinking about something. I would imagine at sunrise on Eclipse day the new moon should be fairly close to the Horizon with the Sun. Before the Sun reaches full Blaze I would imagine you could get a picture of both of them at the same time. That would be a cool picture.
Hotels booked solid on a Sunday night in August across and near the path of totality, with people still calling wanting rooms is not hype, it's real.
Hotels get booked solid for conventions and major sporting events too and traffic doesn't get snarled...I just don't see it happening but we'll see.
99% chance it's going to be cloudy anyway...
I still see the big problem as totality approaches and is happening the people will simply stop driving no matter what kind of road they're on. Some will be doing this intentionally. They're going to park it and look. Not everyone but there's going to be enough of them to do this that it's going to cause some problems.
I read the article in the post today about a couple that chases the eclipses. They had one they went to in Costa Rica that had a totality time of nearly seven minutes! They got rained out. I couldn't imagine 7 Minutes of totality. I cannot imagine how an event like that would have affected an ancient society
Post by guyfromhecker on Jul 26, 2017 6:13:20 GMT -6
I just looked at the weather for Gaylord Michigan. God I can't wait till I retire. The next 10 days are pretty much like the other ones I looked at about 10 days ago. Highs from the mid-70s to the low eighties and 1 day with a chance of a thunderstorm.
I am all ready for the eclipse. Now it's all about whether I can get off. I burned up all my PTO time. In fact, I took unpaid time off for my vacation this year. Anyhow, all my PTO was burned up because of a surgery I had a couple of months ago. That's all fine. I really hope I can take that Monday off.
Anyway, last week I read somewhere that North Platte Nebraska may be the best place as far as the chances for no cloud cover on the entire path. Well, guess where one of my hotel reservations is? He he he. I felt in my gut that that part of Nebraska was probably the most likely area to see clear skies at that time of day. It's great to be a weather nut! I already got the place picked out where I want to observe it from I just hope that 7 million other people are not going to be there. I have a backup spot in York Nebraska. If it looks all clear for that area I'll take York cuz it's about an hour or two closer. Not quite as close to the preferred dry area but good enough.
If we are still stuck in the pattern like this I'm just going to head down to my step son's place in Modoc
York busted the last time that placewas your target
Yup, they decided to shift the threat N real early that day or late the night before after having it nailed for days. We went for that and it had all kinds of clouds from nighttime stuff screwing things up. We high tailed it south for the big show!
Post by guyfromhecker on Jul 24, 2017 9:29:46 GMT -6
The next 7 Days look like a pretty ideal summer week.
Welcome to the shout box. Just trying this feature out.
MakeitRain: The 12z NAM wants to develop a line of storms through the metro around 1-2pm this afternoon. However, the HRRR is not picking up on this piece. I would not rule out the chance of severe weather as we head into the afternoon.
May 18, 2017 11:13:07 GMT -6
REB: 1.57 Wednesday. 2.31 since midnight. 5.92 since Friday. Total........7.49 and still coming down.
Apr 30, 2017 9:59:34 GMT -6
fojginmo: Glad I'm on higher ground & won't have to worry about flash flooding any more.
Aug 2, 2016 21:58:56 GMT -6
kkwhit: Would be nice to have 2 events this week!
Jan 18, 2016 23:21:16 GMT -6
evilmonkey: shout box, shout box, let it all out box
Jan 18, 2016 20:33:42 GMT -6
Jan 18, 2016 17:26:56 GMT -6
snowday_lover: I was thinking this was to start late tomorrow night...are we thinking earlier? I'm in Ironton, so I'm not holding my breath for much per the maps that have been drawn up. I'm thinking a little bit of sleet and frz drizzle. Is that correct? It's a balmy 18
Jan 18, 2016 14:32:51 GMT -6
dschreib: You know you make me wanna...
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