> > Well, now you know better and can get information somewhat more > (but not completely) relevant for astronomical observing. If it really > matters to ya, the information's out there---but not on commercial TV/radio. > Friday night was pretty good at Empire Ranch (except for all the mosquitoes!), and I was the only one observing there. I like to look at the "Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts" (TAF), as they include predictions of the amount (and type) of cloud cover. In my experience they seem to be fairly accurate in the short run (next ~12 hours). You can get them from: http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/taf.shtml You need to know the code for the nearest airport (I use Tucson, KTUS). They are in UTC and a little cryptic at first glance..."SKC" means clear skies. Torsten http://personal.riverusers.com/~tclay --- This message is from the AZ-Observing mailing list. If you wish to be removed from this list, send E-mail to: AZ-Observing-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject: unsubscribe. The list's archive is at: //www.freelists.org/archives/az-observing This is a discussion list. Please send personal inquiries directly to the message author. In other words, do not use "reply" for personal messages. Thanks.