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#26 epee



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:01 AM


2014 has been a poor year of astronomy for me. The jet stream sat over my home until late spring ruining planetary views. Since summer set in we have entered a tropical weather pattern of pop-up thunderstorms every afternoon and evening. Late summer and the humidity is so high that the city lights reflecting from the haze hide the stars.


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I find this interesting.  Here in Houston we get the afternoon pop-up storm phenomenon also, but usually it is good for astronomy because they nearly always clear out by nighttime.  I guess it doesn't do that in your area?


It does, or should I say, it used to. This year summer has brought very high humidity and round-the-clock, pop-up, frog-strangling squalls. Twice we've had neighborhoods catch 5 inches of rain in 90 minutes!


Fortunately, hurricane Cristobal sucked a lot of the humidity off and we're now starting to have some lovely dark skies.

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