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The weather - a progressive bad trend?

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I can not recall such a bad run of weather
(cloudy nights) since I've been observing on a regular basis.
I used to keep a log (when I was young) and recorded clear nights
and observing sessions on a regular basis.
A good habit that I let go.

I'm just wondering has anybody kept a log.
Just to see how bad it's actually gotten.
We all suffer from the
'ahh it was never this bad yeaaars ago I tells ya!' syndrome.

This year has been particularly bad,
or so it seems to me.
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Replied by Keith g on topic Re: The weather - a progressive bad trend?

You're not imagining it Frank, the amount of cloud this
Year has been very high, I too used to keep a log back
In my younger days

I would say at the moment about 3/4 nights are cloudy

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: The weather - a progressive bad trend?

yea, its been a particularily bad year, when was the last time the club had a full clear night out?, must have been in the spring sometime, I feel like I've missed the summer sky this year.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: The weather - a progressive bad trend?

Hi Frank,

I, like you, used to keep a log (went by the wayside long ago) and do remember more frequent clear spells prior to around 4 or 5 years ago (except for the cold snaps, but even they were not always cloud - or fog - free).

I 'work' 4 night a week so I get to see what the weather is like on my way home and more often than you'd think, cloudy nights have prevailed the past couple of years.

:(

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