Weather Report for October 16, 2015

Forecasters had predicted a night of clouds, rain, and thunderstorms. Instead, it was a mostly clear night with reasonable seeing (1.2-2 arcsec). Somehow, Kitt Peak was near the center of a dry patch of atmosphere in southern Arizona that was surrounded by the chaos of low-pressure systems. There were a few clouds to contend with during the first and last hours of the night, but in between was a great expanse of clear sky.

The good luck experienced so far this campaign will end later today as the main storm system arrives. The poor forecast has prompted an early end to the Bok Telescope portion of the revised campaign. The final bonus night will be traded in for an extra night at the Kuiper Telescope (2015 October 21 UTC) when it is hoped that the stormy weather will have moved off to the east.