Observing Conditions at the Fan Mountain Observatory

Updated Mon Dec 22 14:45:37 EST 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

2014-12-22 14:49:46
Temp 28.2°F Hum 100 % Rain Rate 0.000 "/min
Dew 28.3 °F Pres 28.13 "Hg Rain 1h 0.000"

NWS Forecast for Albemarle County (Discussion)


VAZ037-222100-
ALBEMARLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLOTTESVILLE
1230 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
.THIS AFTERNOON...RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN. ADDITIONAL ICE
ACCUMULATION AROUND A TRACE. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE
OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...RAIN. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. CHANCE OF
RAIN 70 PERCENT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
HIGHS AROUND 50.

NWS Current Conditions in Charlottesville