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GMARS Weather Center

Clear Sky Chart & Current Conditions


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GMARS Current Weather Conditions
Last updated at 16:45 on 27 February 2017. Updated every 15 minutes.

Outdoor Temp: 49.5 °F
Indoor Temp: 68.4 °F
Wind (avg): 6.3 mph
Wind (gust): 13.0 mph
Wind (direction): 196° SSW
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 43.3 °F
Rain (today): 0.00 in
Rain (month): 0.27 in
Rain (year): 2.66 in
Sunrise: 06:16
Sunset: 17:39
Moonrise: 07:00
Moonset: 19:01

Weather info not up-to-date or missing? Try refreshing your browser. If that doesn't work, the GMARS weather computer might be down. Try these alternate sources for weather:

Star Camp Observatory (Dustin Smith's observatory at GMARS East)
CS3 Weather Page (1 mile south of GMARS)

Weather data is provided by the club's Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 weather station mounted on the GMARS West property.

The weather at GMARS can be quite variable. If you're planning on visiting GMARS and if you're not familiar with the Southern California desert, it's a good idea to study this section of the RAS website, especially the Trend Graphs page. It'll show you what the wind and temperature have been doing for the last 24 hours.

This page, along with the Trends page, and forecasts from WeatherUnderground or the NWS, should provide you with plenty of data to allow you to plan your trip accordingly (or cancel it).