Observing Conditions at the Fan Mountain Observatory

Updated Fri Aug 1 18:25:41 EDT 2014

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

2014-08-01 18:31:06
Temp 65.1°F Hum 93 % Rain Rate 0.000 "/min
Dew 63.0 °F Pres 28.25 "Hg Rain 1h 0.000"

NWS Forecast for Albemarle County (Discussion)


VAZ037-020000-
ALBEMARLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLOTTESVILLE
430 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014
.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TONIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF
RAIN 40 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...
BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. CHANCE OF RAIN 30 PERCENT.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.

NWS Current Conditions in Charlottesville