Eclipse Day Weather!
Yes, it's important that the weather co-operates -- if you can't see the sun, then you won't see the eclipse!
It's important to watch the weather forecasts intently in the days before the eclipse.
Eclipse chasers who travel around the world are sometimes stuck in the location they've chosen, and so they plan meticulously to seek out the most likely
places where the weather will be clear. We have much more flexibility in travel here in the USA, but you should still keep watch. |
Jay Anderson's great map of average August cloud cover
View real-time cloud cover satellite images on our Community pages!
Current (visible) satellite view of the US
A fantastic cloud-cover forecast map from El Dorado Weather
The best eclipse weather preview you'll find anywhere!
(from the eclipse weather maestro himself - Jay Anderson!)
Historical cloud cover charts
Archived satellite imagery for eclipse day from previous years!
Clear-sky charts for the 2017 eclipse path
NASA's page with satellite photos of fires that could affect eclipse visibility
A great page from the University of Wisconsin, showing cloud cover
Weather Forecasts for selected cities in the path:
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