by Meteorologist, Kerry Challoner Anderson
After listening to my daughter’s description of her total eclipse experience I regret not making the effort to get myself in position to be in the path of totality. Instead my experience included trying to prepare the midday update for Oregon and realizing that I could not see the where the extent of the low marine clouds because the visible satellite pictures need light and with the eclipse in full swing that was nowhere to be found.
I teach online classes and many of my students where in the path of totality. So I asked them to report on whether they noticed a change in the temperature and winds. All reported a significant drop in temperature and winds. Well the instruments report the same thing. Here is a look at some select temperature and wind readings from stations in the path of totality.