While we are likely to see a few mid and high level clouds over the next several days as a ridge of high pressure will be flat enough to allow a little overrunning moisture to cross the Great Basin. None of those clouds will be substantial enough to produce any showers, and in fact they won’t really do anything to cool us down, with high temperatures expected to climb into the low 90s Friday and stay in the upper 80s through the weekend.
Hopefully those clouds will thin out enough to let us see a pretty special lunar eclipse this Sunday. Called the “Super Moon Lunar Eclipse,” we will get to (hopefully, clouds allowing) see about the largest eclipse you will even see. A super moon (perigee-syzygy for those with a need to express their inner-nerd) is defined as a full moon which occurs when the moon is at its closest to the earth in its elliptical orbit. A supermoon appears 14% larger than its opposite (micromoon or apogee-syzygy), although you probably wouldn’t notice if you weren’t looking for it. The eclipse begins Sunday about 7 pm and goes for about an hour and a half.
wes Cameron said:
I love this Mike, But I do wish you could go to the schools and give a talk. We need weather people like you for the future and I think the best way to get them is to go out and talk to them for real