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PostPosted: April 15th, 2017, 4:37 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 19%
sky cover, 73%
relative humidity, 78%
temperature, 23˚C
surface wind, SE 11 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is BRAS Treasurer Trey Anding; the 20OGS will be utilized but the dropout will not be lowered. If it does not rain HRPO will remain open until 9:30pm. If it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

The 15 April 2017 rating is...
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GOOD
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PostPosted: April 15th, 2017, 8:08 pm 
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It has been raining at HRPO. The facility is now closed.


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PostPosted: April 21st, 2017, 5:39 pm 
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The presentation "Wonders of the Spring Sky" will take place at 7:30pm tonight; the speaker is BREC Education Curator Amy Brouillette.

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 5%
sky cover, 33%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, S 10 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5). This evening's 20OGS operator is BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs.

Debris from a Chang Zheng 3BE rocket is predicted to make a magnitude 1.9 visible pass beginning at 9:18pm. HRPO will remain open until 10pm.

The 21 April 2017 rating is...
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PostPosted: April 22nd, 2017, 4:47 pm 
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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 46%
sky cover, 88%
relative humidity, 74%
temperature, 25˚C
surface wind, W 11 km/h


Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "poor" (1 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

This evening's 20OGS operator was to be BREC Program Aide Jordan Cobbs. However, there will be no viewing and HRPO will close at 8:30pm. If it begins to rain anytime after 7:30pm HRPO will close immediately.

The 22 April 2017 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD


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