Eclipse forecast update

Tomorrow is a big day for weather people. Of course, we aren’t astronomers or anything like that, but what other day in our lifetime will the entire country be going outside to look to the sky, save, perhaps, for the 4th of July?

Anthony already touched upon the forecast for the eclipse, but I put together this map, with the modeled cloud cover, in which I crudely drew the path of the eclipse’s region of totality.

As you can see, the middle of the country looks to be the most suspect for being able to see the eclipse. Anywhere from Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Paducah, Kentucky might be problematic for eclipse enthusiasts. Through the Rockies and west to the Oregon Coast, if there is no fog, there should be good viewing, likewise for the stretch from Nashville to Charleston.

Of course, the entirety of the eclipse will last for 2 hours, so even in areas with the threat for clouds, there is a good chance for some peeks at this natural phenomenon in progress. And keep in mind, that even if you aren’t seeing a total eclipse, you will seeĀ mostĀ of an eclipse. Unless, of course, you live in the Upper Mississippi Valley or interior New England, in which case you may not be so lucky.

For those that can see it, enjoy it!