[pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds

  • From: "Eric Steinberg" <eric@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pasmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:16:08 -0500

NWS -  14 G24 at 4PM dropping to 11 G15 by 7 pm;  Intellicast is about
the same...


Accuweather - holds at 14 G24 through the evening





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Is it possible for the winds to die down by tonight, enough to have a
successful event? What does your forecasts say?



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From: Tim Jones <timj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 11:00 AM
Subject: [pasmembers] Re: Washington school Friday Mar 2 Winds


We're seeing gusts over 30MPH at my place right now (working from home).
They knocked over my patio table.




On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:40 AM, Bob Christ wrote:

The winds will seriously degrade the seeing - so expect bright objects
to look like celestial kaleidoscopes given the scope remains upright.


Bob Christ


On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:14 AM, insanas@xxxxxxx wrote:

Terri, NOAA indicated 16 mph winds with gusts to 24 mph until 8 pm, then
only 13 mph winds. It may be possible to set up just south of the school
buildings since the winds are to be out of the north. That may give us
somewhat of a wind break. The main objects we will be looking at are the
moon, jupiter, venus and orion nebula, so a blocked Northern view won't
hurt. We will have problems polar aligning, but with 500 people, we will
probably only have one object per scope and they will be easy to find.
If you decide to go ahead, we need to make sure all our scopes that
rsvp'd will show. I don't want another year like last year when Frank
and I were the only scopes with 500 people, it was very stressful. I am
willing to try it tonight, but everyone needs to commit. If there is
swirling dust, we just won't unload the cars.  Anyway, let everyone know
if it is cancelled or not. Take care, Sam





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