Austin Astronomical Forecasts

A Visual Dashboard of the Best Weather Forecasts for Astronomers

Save time with at-a-glance forecasts and shortcuts to the exact astronomical weather information needed for central Texas and selected other locations.

Some of these tools are interactive 3rd party widgets that may not work correctly on legacy browsers or operating systems. I test this page in iOS and with a recent version of Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on macOS. To customize this page to your own needs, please see the customization instructions at the bottom of this page.

Extended forecasts for Austin Astronomers

National Weather Service Graphical Interactive Sky Cover Forecast Map

National Weather Service Extended Forecast Chart

Astrospheric forecasting for North American astronomers

Clear Dark Sky Astronomical Forecast

Intellicast SkyWatch Central & West Texas

Meteoblue Astronomical Seeing

World wide forecast coverage ...


NOAA Water Vapor Satellite

NOAA IR Satellite

Other good places to observe from

Burnet, Texas - chart or map

Flagstaff, Arizona - chart or map

Holly Springs, North Carolina - chart or map

Lake Tahoe, California - chart or map

Madison, Alabama - chart or map

Marathon, Texas - chart or map

Silver City, New Mexico - chart or map

Terlingua / Big Bend, Texas - chart or map


If you have a little knowledge of HTML markup you can easily customize this page to your own needs. You might want to change locations for forecasts, add other forecasts that you use, or avoid loading ones that you don't use or that don't work with your computer. To do this:

  1. Save this page to your local computer's desktop. In most browsers this will be done from the main menu File menu via "Save As..." or something similar like "Save Page As..."
  2. Open the file you saved in a text editor and add the following text to the <head> section of the document near the top:
    <base href="" />
  3. Now you can make any customizations you want to the file and it will still be able to find style sheet and image resources on this site.
  4. Save your modified file.
  5. When you open the saved file, it should open in your browser with your modifications.
  6. Your are welcome to host your modified page on your own web site with an acknowledgement and link back to this page.

Content created: 2016-05-18 and last modified: 2018-02-22




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