Observing Conditions at the Fan Mountain Observatory

Updated Sun Apr 19 13:35:36 EDT 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

2015-04-19 13:41:43
Temp 59.5°F Hum 57 % Rain Rate 0.000 "/min
Dew 44.1 °F Pres 28.13 "Hg Rain 1h 0.000"

NWS Forecast for Albemarle County (Discussion)


VAZ037-191900-
ALBEMARLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLOTTESVILLE
1144 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
.REST OF TODAY...A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...RAIN. RAIN MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE EVENING. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR 100 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LOWS AROUND 50. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF
RAIN 60 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
HIGHS AROUND 60.

NWS Current Conditions in Charlottesville