Will the Skies be Clear Enough for us to See This Summer’s Eclipse?
With the Eclipse still about 2 months away, there’s no way to say definitively if it will be cloudy or sunny at 2:41 PM on Monday August 21st. So the best we can do now is give a historical perspective at the odds of it being cloudy or sunny. Looking back suggests that there’s a bit less than a 50-50 chance that we’ll be able to view the eclipse without clouds in the way. Check out this map. It shows the path of the eclipse over the United States. The lighter circles show the best chance of cloud-free viewing. The darker circles show the best chance of clouds getting in the way. For the record, our odds of having clear skies are only about 44%.
Here’s the link to the complete article. It’s pretty interesting. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/ready-set-eclipse