Weather Report for February 28, 2014

Given the dire weather predictions, the night was surprisingly clear. Cirrus moved in just before 2200 local time, as expected, but it remained on the thin side for the most part. Photometry was a challenge, but polarimetry continued until about an hour before the start of morning twilight, when the clouds became too opaque. It was often slower going than usual and a few of the fainter targets had to be skipped, but over a dozen blazars were successfully observed. The seeing ranged anywhere from 1-2 arcsec.

The promised major storm is now battering the California coast and set to arrive tomorrow night.