Page contents will reflect the most useful information as eclipse day approaches. You can bookmark it now for later when you will need detailed eclipse weather forecasts.
The October 14, 2013 annular and April 8, 2024 total solar eclipses will be visible in wide swaths across North America, and both will cross Texas. Moving to a spot with the clearest predicted weather, before the event, will increase your chances of a clear view.
These resources can help eclipse observers up their chances of clear skies, with the latest data, in the last few days before the eclipse. Detailed forecasts for a few large cities near the path of totality are included. Images are linked to the original source for more detailed or up-to-date data. You can navigate to local data for other locations or times.
The web sites with the original weather data can be slow to load and navigate under normal circumstances. They may become slower as the eclipse approaches. A page that cuts through the navigation and fluff to just the data you need in one spot can be a time saver. I tailored this page for myself, friends, and family. If the data and locations on this page are not exactly what you need, feel free to copy and use it as a template for your own custom eclipse weather page. Jay Anderson's Eclipsophile includes an expert survey and analysis of available resources.
Jay Anderson's Eclipsophile site has cloud cover climate maps for future eclipses.
These interactive tools provide the latest high resolution modeling information during the last couple of weeks leading up to the eclipse. You will need to enter your location and select the appropriate time fram:
SpotWx graphical weather model display - check GFS (10 days out), NAM (3.5 days out), HRDPS (2 days out), & HRRR (18 hours).
College of DuPage NeXt Generation Weather Lab has HRRR average total cloud cover forecasts useful the day before the eclipse:
NOAA Sky Cover Forecast (old interface)
I'll add these later
The western parts of Austin will be in the path of totality.
Content created: 2020-02-02
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