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#1 Matt Looby

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:56 PM

Hello,

 

I am socked in with cloud since I-can't-remember-when.  I am located in the north north eastern rim of NY State.  How about you folks, any luck?

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:18 PM

rain, always rain...

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#3 JMKarian

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

Matt,
Without question, the single longest stretch of inclement weather I can remember in years. I was overjoyed last night, however, that I could at least SEE the Moon, albeit cloaked in a deep haze.
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#4 jim kuhns

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:31 PM

Clear last night and tonight, got to observe Jupiter last night and a peek at the
bright moon.
Nice cool front came through yesterday Probably last one until October.

#5 Chevy5759

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:34 PM

Had a good observing run the last couple of nights. Tomorrow night rain chances again. At the very least, the clouds will roll back in.


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#6 JMKarian

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:49 PM

One more thing.
The weather has provided opportunities to tweak the observatory. Rewiring here and there. Even spent time cleaning the weights on the mount. Used cleaning wipes “Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes” which makes them look brand new with no smudges and minimal elbow grease. Highly recommended
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:05 PM

I’m in FL. Every day starts off gorgeous with not a cloud in the sky. At 3 pm the clouds come in. At 5pm we have thunderstorms and it stays cloudy. It does this every day. Very frustrating.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:15 PM

Got my scope set up and the clouds came rolling in. Good seeing but very poor transparency .☹️
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:25 PM

Yeah...best outlook here is Thursday of next week being the only break we get in the next 10 days.

Kanas City Area.

 

 

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#10 Matt Looby

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:24 PM

Matt,
Without question, the single longest stretch of inclement weather I can remember in years. I was overjoyed last night, however, that I could at least SEE the Moon, albeit cloaked in a deep haze.

Hahahahah!



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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:18 AM

A couple of nice nights last week. Other than that, clouds and rain, yesterday, today, and for at least the next seven! Time to build an ark and float off somewhere to clear skies. cloudy.gif  :storm:


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:28 AM

A couple of nice nights last week, too. Weather seems to be pitiful all over. I guess that many people have new scopes and equipment this Summer...

Reflecting back, as an astronomer I've spent many hours looking up at the sky with hands in pockets and wonderinv when the clouds will move out...
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:57 AM

Only one noteworthy night this year so far.  A few hazy nights.  1.75 inches of rain last night and more expected next couple of days.  Many farmers are hurting because they can't get into the fields to plant.  This El Nino weather system is not forecast to go away until fall comes.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:46 AM

Get use to it folks.

 

Climate Change is real.

 

With climate change, the northeast was predicted to be wetter and guess what – it is.

 

Here is an article from 2018 that ran in the Philadelphia Inquire: Philadelphia is getting Snowier, Warmer and Wetter. HERE is the link to the article.

 

Bob


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 11:28 AM

Hello again Matt!

If you remember, I am not far away up in Plattsburgh and have to say I have been experiencing some very nice nights  recently.

Sure it was an awful winter where it was very cold and cloudy for 5 months virtually.

That's why my town should be renamed Plattsbuuurrrrrrrgh!!

But....I am not claiming the the clear sky deficit is broken.



#16 Matt Looby

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 01:03 PM

Hello again Matt!

If you remember, I am not far away up in Plattsburgh and have to say I have been experiencing some very nice nights  recently.

Sure it was an awful winter where it was very cold and cloudy for 5 months virtually.

That's why my town should be renamed Plattsbuuurrrrrrrgh!!

But....I am not claiming the the clear sky deficit is broken.

Hahahaha!  I had one night!  Perhaps I missed the others?



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 12:53 AM

Finally had a couple of clear nights here in central Alabama. Of course this is when the Moon is nice and bright. Had fun with Jupiter and looking around the Apollo 11 landing area. Also found a few double stars and The Coathanger :-) . Rain coming back in later this morning and for the next few days. Looks like armchair astronomy again.

 

Fred


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