[AZ-Observing] Re: Cloudy May?

  • From: Wil Milan <wmilan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 19:27:57 -0700


Since June is almost here, would it be possible for you to post similar 
data for June? For June it might be particularly interesting to compare the 
first half to the second half, considering that by end of June the monsoon 
season is usually not far away.

Wil M.

At 04:18 PM 5/27/2001, you wrote:
>      Andrew Cooper asked rhetorically "what happened to a dry and clear May?"
>Since I have kept nighttime cloudiness records for 20+ years, I can tell you
>the answer:  "it didn't go anywhere in particular", or maybe more specifically
>"it wasn't clear on Saturdays this May".  Here's a list of the sum of nights
>I called "photometric" (cloudless from dusk to dawn) plus "partial" (at least
>three consecutive hours cloudless) for the last 23 Mays.  The last entry
>assumes tonight (27th) will be cloudy, a near-certainty.
>year  nights
>1979  14
>1980  13 ...


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