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Offline nincehelser

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2017, 09:55:04 AM »
I came across this graphic this morning.  It confirms my fear that region of highway 75 may become one big mess during the eclipse.

There's practically nothing in the way of food, fuel, or restrooms in that area.


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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2017, 10:06:52 AM »
Nice moderately overcast day today.  Just what I'm hoping for that day.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2017, 10:09:08 AM »
There was a total in May 1970 that covered part of Fla Panhandle, and some of East Coast... was stationed at Eglin AFB... several of us packed up and drove down to a little town, forget which, to observe. Unfortunately, clouds. Weird, though.... birds roosted, very, very strange 'atmosphere' around... folks were like zombies... strange. Never experienced anything quite like it.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2017, 11:34:31 AM »
You can zoom in on this map to get exact eclipse times/ lengths.

http://outdoornebraska.gov/eclipse/
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2017, 08:54:27 AM »
I came across this graphic this morning.  It confirms my fear that region of highway 75 may become one big mess during the eclipse.

There's practically nothing in the way of food, fuel, or restrooms in that area.



I bought a magazine about the eclipse. One article had a page about preparing to travel. Get food, proper viewing techniques, travel problems.

I am just going to wing it.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2017, 12:54:03 PM »
Found this today
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/interactive_map/index.html

Looks like i am going to St. Joe, MO to meet up at a friends parents house.
This after being in Fargo, ND to get the kid to college. Not sure if I will detour from there to Maryville, Mo and the north to the farm in Iowa or not.
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2017, 06:41:45 PM »
I've just created a video comparing the forecasts from the GFS and GDPS weather simulations for the day of the eclipse.

I'm going to make one video a day leading up to the eclipse. Let me know if you'd like to see more updates. Or if I should change anything in the video.

I'm using my Flowx weather app: www.flowx.io.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2017, 06:50:21 PM »
I forgot to mention there's a one-week free trial in the app for extended forecast so you can see the eclipse shadow from up to 10 days out.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2017, 07:15:58 PM »
My friend traveled to Australia (from the Czech Republic) 5 yrs ago to see the total solar eclipse - with all his DSLRs, tripods etc etc.... it was 100% overcast and he didnt see a thing ... :D

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2017, 07:17:52 PM »
Personally, I'm curious to see how the predictions changes over the next week.

Also did you see the hurricane in the south-east corner?

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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2017, 10:11:08 PM »
Standing/staying at a friend of a friend near Lathrop, MO.  Basically ON THE TOTALLITY LINE!!!!!!
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2017, 07:56:36 AM »
Not looking great for Nebraska as far as clear skies go. If you have alternate plans may start considering. Still 5 days out this is current european sky cover model with WU forecast for 21st.
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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2017, 12:06:47 PM »
Good thing it's not today.  :-)
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« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2017, 01:12:09 PM »
We've had 90% or more cloud cover for the last few days.  When outside working, you can't estimate time by the Sun because you can't tell where it is.

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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2017, 01:42:19 PM »
I bought a pair of "Sunoculars" in anticipation of the Eclipse. I know that we will only see a crescent here, but I thought that it would be worthwhile. Besides, I can look at sunspots or lack thereof.

At first I had a heck of a time finding the sun. These dudes are really dark. After a lot of hunting around, I found that if I aligned myself with a shadow, I could then go straight up while holding the Sunoculars and it was easier to find. The only problem is that I am constantly moving and the dang Sun won't hold still.

I guess that the tripods and telescopes (with appropriate filters of course) would have been a better bet, but this thing wasn't exactly cheap as it is. I guess that I delayed too long, the "eclipse glasses" were all sold out on Amazon.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2017, 02:25:17 PM »
I just checked the I-25 cameras in Casper and it's a nice sunny day up there!  Plus looking at the NWS report it's currently 69 while I'm sitting down here at 93. 

I've got my all of my imaging gear out doing a full-length simulation to ensure the batteries will last the 2+ hours needed for the eclipse.  I don't expect to have to change batteries in the cameras but I have spares if needed, I'm more concerned about the phone and tablet which each have an app to control one camera so I don't have to worry about doing it manually. 
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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2017, 02:40:56 PM »
Alan the thread starter will be staying in Valentine and going to Stapleton so thought I'd give a heads up to start watching the forecast.  Correction latest forecast Casper does look better also Alliance Ne.  But still early, my niece is driving from Houston to Missouri and it's looking the best.
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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2017, 03:03:52 PM »
Alan the thread starter will be staying in Valentine and going to Stapleton so thought I'd give a heads up to start watching the forecast...
Uhhhh..... I will? Is that an invitation?  ;)
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« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2017, 03:35:50 PM »
Alan the thread starter will be staying in Valentine and going to Stapleton so thought I'd give a heads up to start watching the forecast...
Uhhhh..... I will? Is that an invitation?  ;)

Absolutely, if the weather's willing. Probably not for Wyoming  :?: It's really been raining some areas got 6-7" yesterday and 4-5" the day before down south of us.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2017, 03:43:55 PM »
Well, I am in east central Iowa, in the 90% zone, so for me central MO would be the shortest drive to the totality zone. I briefly considered going there and started checking weeks ago, but every place I looked was booked solid. So I guess I will just stay put and see the 90% from my deck (weather permitting of course). I got my cardboard solar eclipse glasses yesterday, so I am all set.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2017, 04:06:46 PM »
Well, I am in east central Iowa, in the 90% zone, so for me central MO would be the shortest drive to the totality zone. I briefly considered going there and started checking weeks ago, but every place I looked was booked solid. So I guess I will just stay put and see the 90% from my deck (weather permitting of course). I got my cardboard solar eclipse glasses yesterday, so I am all set.

Sorry Alan, I had you mixed up with someone else. Jasiu sent me a PM saying he was going to be in Valentine.
LOL.... anyway I gave him my number. He is flying into Denver from Massachusetts and driving all the way to Valentine. That's hard core.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2017, 04:18:54 PM »
ValentineWeather has my Plan A down correctly.  :grin:  I also have plans B and C, which put me progressively further west. Thinking about Plan D...

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« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2017, 04:47:04 PM »
ValentineWeather has my Plan A down correctly.  :grin:  I also have plans B and C, which put me progressively further west. Thinking about Plan D...

Good idea partly cloudy here could mean totally cloudy. Take today it was forecast as partly cloudy still waiting for the sun at 4pm.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2017, 05:05:54 PM »
having been through one, you should notice a temperature dip :)

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« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2017, 06:51:55 PM »
I've been uploading videos of the NOAA GFS vs the Canadian GDPS forecast for the eclipse day. Out of curiosity, I've also merge the two cloud dataset into one view. I've been doing this daily for the last few days and plan to release two forecasts a day starting on Thursday.

I don't want to spam this post but do you guys want me to post here whenever I upload a new video?


 

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