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Some weather maps

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Clearly, Mexico is the ideal location: the eclipse will be the longest; the sun will be close to the zenith; there are areas of higher elevation; the chance of clouds is much smaller.

I am personally looking into locations in Texas, just to the northwest of San Antonio (I discovered there are direct flights on BA from London to Austin). I already a called a hotel near there and enquired about April 2024. She lady at the reception said "You mean during the eclipse? I can put you on the waiting list."

April median clouds
April median clouds
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April average clouds
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Percent possible sunshine
Percent possible sunshine
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Mexico topography and solar eclipse maximum
Mexico topography and solar eclipse maximum
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Mexico median clouds
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Mexico cloud fraction
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Texas cloud fraction
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Oh!! are we already too late :shock:

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Montana wrote: Sat Dec 24, 2022 4:35 pm are we already too late
I found a set of luxury cabins in the woods, directly under the eclipse path: https://www.lostmaplescabins.com/ which has availability. So I don't think too late -- yet. However, this particular place makes a proud point of having no internet, no wi-fi and no mobile phone coverage. "Life at the cabin is unhindered by cell phones and computers, although WiFi is available a few miles down the road at the Lost Maples Country Store or at many of the local businesses." Not sure I could survive that.


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Hi,

Where did you find these weather maps, that is exactly what I was looking at.
I am not so advanced on my eclipse research so far.

Looks like we are probably too late to book hotels.
Can we just sleep in the car or pitch a tent somewhere ?

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They are from Jay Anderson's Eclipsophile website.

Unfortunately, current cloudiness predictions are looking not very good for either Mexico or Texas:

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Not looking great here in central Texas. Hopefully others further north or south will have better luck....

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Post by astroshot »

Yup, it has shades of Europe 1999 all over it.
Looks like most of Mexico and US will be cloudy, except for perhaps NE US / E Canada.
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Disappointing to say the least!


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Hi,

The prediction has been changin over the last few days.

Today I am reading "Clear and few clouds" in Meteoblue.

I am watching a FEW different locations where i know there will be some friend imaging

Mazatlán Clear and few clouds 75% Probability

Querétaro Clear, cloudless sky 80% P

San Luis Potosí Clear and few clouds 75% P

Monclova Partly cloudy 65% P

Monterrey Partly cloudy 55% P

and so on playing Poker :mrgreen:


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