The partially-eclipsed moon and the flag on a windy night a few years back. Bob King
The closer the eclipse time comes the more sky-watchers are concerned about the weather. At the moment, good chunks of the Eastern Seaboard and the southern United States look clear to partly cloudy at the time of the eclipse. Conditions are iffier across the Upper Midwest. I’ve found this interactive cloud forecast map helpful. You may too.
To use it, just hover your mouse cursor over Day 1 and slowly slide to the right to Day 2, Day 3 and so on. Don’t press or drag. As you glide, you’ll see the cloud cover change on the map along with the time (Eastern) after the date at right. Subtract an hour for Central Time; 2 for Mountain and 3 for Pacific. For today and tomorrow, sky conditions are shown every 3 hours.
This is the hour by hour cloud forecast for Duluth, Minn. tonight through early Monday. The dark blue is clear, medium blue, partly cloudy and white indicates overcast. Also shown are sky transparency, hours of darkness and other useful information. As you can see, I’m crossing my fingers. Copyright: Attilla Danko