Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Storms Continue. Observatory Still Closed.

Yesterday's storm hit harder than Monday's and delivered rain, sleet, fog and high winds. The maximum wind gust reported at Palomar Observatory was 78.2 MPH at recorded by the weather station at the 200-inch Hale Telescope. There were numerous reports of wind damage and road closures in the area during and just after the storm.

The National Weather Service is forecasting another series of winter storms to hit the area today through Friday (and possibly Saturday). As such it is not recommended that people travel unnecessarily to Palomar Mountain and Palomar Observatory will be closed to visitors again today and possibly for the next several days.

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