UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 38-40. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: AM: Mostly sunny. PM: Partly cloudy. High: 60-67. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 40-46. Wind: N 5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: upper 50s.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 50s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 50s
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 60.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 60.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 60.
A couple of interesting things will be seen in the sky before the sun comes up Wednesday morning. First we need the sky clear. Here is the visible satellite image from this afternoon. The clouds over Iowa and to the northwest will dissipate as the sun sets this evening. A clear sky tonight is likely.
The first thing we will see this evening is the International Space Station (ISS)
The next thing in the sky to see will be the Total Lunar Eclipse. This is the second of four consecutive lunar eclipses and when that happens it is called a Tetrad. Look in the western sky as the moon is setting to see the eclipse. Here are the times to view it Wednesday morning.
Here is what a total lunar eclipse looks like from the past. The reddish color gives it the name of “Blood Moon”. It is also called the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.
Wednesday is going to be a nice fall day. Clouds will increase Wednesday night with a mostly cloudy sky through Thursday. There is a slight chance of a light rain shower or sprinkles Thursday, but the best chance of rain will fall across Missouri. Here is the possible rain from Tuesday evening through Thursday evening.
Posted under Astronomy, Forecast Discussion
This post was written by Schnack on October 7, 2014