Sunday, December 04, 2022

reviewed the weather tools

Performed the weather checks...

As of 4:46 PM...

My portal:

my custom portal wx page for St T

Dark blue in a lot of CSCs. Green in the CO. Moon and stars in EC. It was lookin' good. Through midnight.

The Fingal CSC:

Fingal Clear Sky Chart

Smoke?! Huh? The 10 PM column showed: 

  • cloud cover - clear
  • ECMWF - clear
  • transparency - average
  • seeing - poor
  • darkness - limited mag 4.0, Moon alt 60°

Hey! The seeing forecast had tanked for a couple of days earlier. Boo! And high wind! Humidity 75 to 80%


Env Can report for St Thomas

Scraped the data. St. Thomas, ON; Current Conditions; Mainly Sunny; 0°C.

Observed at: London Int'l Airport; Date: 4:00 PM EST Sunday 4 December 2022; Condition: Mainly Sunny; Pressure: 101.9 kPa; Tendency: Falling; Temperature: 0.3°C; Dew point: -6.8°C; Humidity: 59%; Wind: SW 27 km/h; Visibility: 24 km.

Forecast; Hourly Forecast; Tonight; Clear; -2°C; Mon 5 Dec; Mainly sunny; 5°C; Night; Periods of rain or drizzle; 4°C

Detailed Forecast; Forecast issued: 3:30 PM EST Sunday 4 December 2022; Tonight; Clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light early this evening. Low minus 2. Wind chill minus 7 this evening. Mon, 5 Dec (day time); Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning then light late in the afternoon. High plus 5. Wind chill minus 7 in the morning. UV index 2 or low.

My synopsis: 4 degrees from dew point; windy, gusty but diminishing; -7 with wind chill; Monday morning sunny; might leave 'scope out.


Clear Outside predictions for St T

Lots of green, through to morning, zero cloud, basically, wind 13 or more through evening, "chance of frost" through evening, humidity below 60, pressure slowly dropping through to morning.


conditions from Good To Stargaze

Tuned it. Discovered the seeing and trans filters don't work! Cold! Low humidity, cloud no more than 15%, Moon surpasses 75%.


Astrospheric report for St Thomas

Cloud - dark blue, trans - medium blue improving slight after midnight, seeing - below average, damn it! Air temp separated from dew point.


Aviation Weather Center report

Could see the ground early on - in visible light, no nearby cloud. Look how warm those lakes are!

Overall? Clear but not great seeing.

It was 3½ days to opposition.

Went in red light mode.

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