Observing Conditions at the Fan Mountain Observatory

Updated Thu Mar 5 21:25:17 EST 2015

Sun and Moon data for today for Fan Mountain Observatory is available here.
Plots and tabulations for the McCormick and Fan weather stations from wunderground.com.
Plots of previous FanCam cooldowns(the first few days) can be found here.
The tentative schedule for Ori's observers(finalized every sunday?)

Temps in the FanCam Dewar

Dewar

Conditions in the 31" Dome

Dome

Vacuum in the FanCam Dewar

Vacuum

Clear Sky Clock

Clear Sky Clock

The latest All-Sky Camera

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Pictures from Fan Mountain

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GOES IR Imaging East Cont. U.S.

GOES

ADDS - Virginia IR Imaging

ADDS Virginia IR

N.W.S. Radar from Sterling

Radar

HPC Current Weather

HPC Current Weather

HPC Precip. Forecast - 12hr

HPC 12hr Forecast

HPC Precip. Forecast - 24hr

HPC 24hr Forecast

Fan Mountain Observatory Environment Monitoring System

2015-03-05 21:30:56
Temp 20.0°F Hum 97 % Rain Rate 0.000 "/min
Dew 19.4 °F Pres 28.33 "Hg Rain 1h 0.000"

NWS Forecast for Albemarle County (Discussion)


VAZ037-060500-
ALBEMARLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLOTTESVILLE
812 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY EARLY THIS EVENING...
THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION. COLDER WITH LOWS AROUND 8 ABOVE. NORTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 60 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS
ZERO.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING CLOUDY.
HIGHS AROUND 30. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING EAST AROUND
5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN CLEARING.
COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 15. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

NWS Current Conditions in Charlottesville