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Heavy snow in the Rockies, Fire weather threat in the Southwest, and Heavy rainfall threat for the weekend in the Southern Plains into the Ohio Valley

Heavy snow is expected in the northern and central Rockies. There is a critical to elevated fire risk across the Southwest. A few severe storms are expected from the Southeast States into the Great Lakes and portions of the Central Plains on Thursday. Heavy rainfall is forecast through the weekend with a threat for significant flooding for the Southern Plains into the Mississippi Valley Read More >

Loop of the Great American Eclipse of 2017

 

 

 

 

Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21

 

Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will track from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The shadow of the moon will track over parts of the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. The total eclipse will begin near Newport, Oregon at 1:16 PM EDT and will end near Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 PM EDT.  A partial eclipse will occur for the rest of the United States. Such an event will not happen at this scale again until 2045.

 

Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Above:Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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credit: Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

Above: Total solar eclipse over South Carolina and Georgia

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credit: Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

Sky Forecast by Area:

Eclipse maps courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Web Site: sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html