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Clear Sky Alerts?

schmaks
17 Mar, 2020 14:55
Hi,

What is everyone using to get alerts/know the clear skies? I found the iCSC app which is great —but have you found anything that will send you alerts if clear skies are coming soon?

Any other useful tools would be helpful too!
udeuterm
18 Mar, 2020 00:42
I do use the cleardarksky.com website and pick a close location. No alerts though! Just constantly watching the weather channel and this website. Nothing is 100% though, my scope got heavily rained on one night despite a 0% chance of rain. Well … that IS Florida, showers can pop up in seconds. Took me 4 weeks to get my scope and camera back in shape, or was it even 6 weeks? Horrible time it was!!
Edited 18 Mar, 2020 00:43
hbastro
18 Mar, 2020 01:14
I use cleardarksky.com as well, you can have one customized for your site if you sponser it. Here is an example for my site…
https://www.cleardarksky.com/c/KnndyMdwsCAkey.html

Regards,
Dave
Edited 18 Mar, 2020 01:18
schmaks
18 Mar, 2020 04:12
Uwe Deutermann
Took me 4 weeks to get my scope and camera back in shape, or was it even 6 weeks? Horrible time it was!!
Ouch!

Cleardarksky.com seems just about the same as the iCSC app.
dakloifarwa
18 Mar, 2020 13:42
Uwe Deutermann
Nothing is 100% though, my scope got heavily rained on one night despite a 0% chance of rain.
Yes, sh..t happens sometimes 🤣
CS to you
Andreas
astropical
19 Mar, 2020 02:58
What about a cloudy sky alert? The larger number of cases and higher accuracy would justify the setting up of automated emails :-)
Like in Florida, we can have a skol right out of a clear sky a minute ago. Have cover sheets ready. You can can tell (weather).
carastro
19 Mar, 2020 07:04
I'm in the UK, I use several weather websites, and if two say the same I find that normally is fairly reliable.
I use:
BBC Weather
Yr.No (Norwegian site that seems very good)
Clear Outside (probably UK based)

No help to anyone not in the UK, but no alerts, just have to keep an eye on them.

Sat24 is very good for seeing what is heading your way.

I do have a rain App on my phone which is pretty good and alerts me to rain within 25 miles of my location.

Carole
urbank
19 Mar, 2020 07:47
I'm using https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/outdoorsports/seeing it has dedicated page for astronimical seeing, its pretty accurate.
Urban
domanski
19 Mar, 2020 07:54
I am using www.clearoutside.com
There is also an app for iPhones and Android.
Cheers
Dominik
Die_Launische_Diva
19 Mar, 2020 08:14
Urban Kobal
I'm using https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/outdoorsports/seeing it has dedicated page for astronimical seeing, its pretty accurate.Urban
+1 for Meteoblue, and their Multimodel smile
udeuterm
20 Mar, 2020 11:54
Urban Kobal
I'm using https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/outdoorsports/seeing it has dedicated page for astronimical seeing, its pretty accurate.Urban
Looked at it and it looks very nice. Will find out in time how accurate it is!
 
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