I was worried about this. Then I heard about the big storm. That got me more concerned. The eclipse, however, is going to be late. That might help. But, this is just an early heads up. Don’t get your hopes up. You will see a lot about the eclipse on the media, but clouds might be a real problem for us. OK? Sorry.
Clouds could be a problem. Supposed to be cloudy all day, starting early.
The conjunction will also be low-down (i.e., close to the horizon) and as such, IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, could be obscured by our trees, even if they don’t have any leaves anymore.
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BUT, alas, we are UNLIKELY to see it. CLOUDS!
Plus, our other usual problem — trees. Yes, the tree line may get in the way unless you can get above that.
But, I fear that all day/evening tomorrow is going to overcast. Shame.
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by Anura Guruge
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All week, leading up to the 2015 4th of July (long) weekend, the WMUR weather forecasters were tripping over themselves to proclaim who perfect it was going to be — hot with lots of sunshine BOTH Saturday (the 4th) and Sunday. Even at 9am Saturday morning they were claiming that it would be a perfect day — while I am looking out of the window seeing lots of clouds.
Well, at least in most parts of New Hampshire, we had a fair amount of clouds, rain (albeit it light) and COLD temperatures for most of Saturday afternoon. Yes, the rain, fortunately, ceased before most of the town firework shows BUT most people had to contend with a not very nice 4th of July afternoon.
This morning, on Sunday, Josh Judge, WMUR’s megastar weather forecaster, APOLOGIZED for getting the forecast SO, SO WRONG. Check it out here >>>>
Well, to be honest, I do NOT buy it. WMUR has done it before and I have mixed feelings about it.
As a Lifetime “Granite State Ambassador“ (GSA) I have a vested interested in promoting tourism in New Hampshire. Yes, we need EVERY cent we can get from those from other States.
So I fully understand the motivation to mislead tourists about the weather on KEY holidays. I just worry that in time THEY will cotton on!
I have been watching this for years — with WMUR. To me it has become kind of a joke.
WMUR consistently, across all 4 SEASONS, will dupe folks into believing that we will have good weather during important holidays — whether it be the 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, New Year’s (for skiing) etc.
So I am just giving you a heads up. Just be leary about WMUR weather forecasts when it come to HOLIDAYS.
…by Anura Guruge
>> 4 comets in the sky — Nov. 11, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
>> Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.
>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.
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We all got up at 4 a.m. to see Comet ISON and the others!
Us getting up that early, especially I, does not happen often.
I knew we were taking a chance. Weather forecasts don’t typically tell you cloud conditions for 4 a.m.
But we went up Prospect Mountain to Ridge Road — where in April we saw Pan-STARRS.
There were breaks in the cloud cover. We could clearly see the Big Dipper and Jupiter.
But the clouds (and possibly fog) was worst low down, by the horizon. So we were foiled. Thwarted.
It was cold too.
We might try again Saturday morning.
But, here is the MAP for New Hampshire for the Comets.
I hand ‘drew’ it for you in PowerPoint.
It is no great secret that I set out to OWN ‘Comet ISON’ when it came to books.
Well check this out. This is what Amazon showed if you did a search on ‘Comet ISON‘ (for books).
#1, #2 & #3.
Didn’t make me rich or famous BUT as achievements for a year go, this is far more satisfying, far reaching and fun that serving on some ‘going nowhere‘ town committee.