Eclipse 12 Hours Away: Good Viewing Most Areas

August 20, 2017

10pm Sunday

Can you believe we’re only hours away from the big event?  I’m live in Madras this evening on the 10 O’Clock News.  Bandwidth is extremely limited over here due to thousands of extra people using their phones so I’ll make it brief.

Viewing for almost all of you in the path of totality looks great.  As expected, the last few miles of land close to the ocean beaches may be shrouded in fog or clouds.  Other than that only a few thin high clouds or a little fire smoke/haze should get in the way.  Astronomers here tell me that neither should be an issue.  Check out the WRF-GFS cloud cover product for 5am and then 11am

 

 

You get the idea.  We shouldn’t see a repeat of the high clouds we saw overhead today.

Traffic has been just fine across the region too.

So stay safe and enjoy the eclipse tomorrow!  I’ll be live at the Madras airport from 6am to 1pm.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen