August 21st Clouds from Satellite Images

Cloud Cover over the United States on August 21st

Below is a compilation of historical Satellite images, taken around noontime MDT (1800 UTC),  on August 21st each year for the last 10 years (2016 -2008). These are Infra-red, color enhanced satellite images. The brightest purple colors indicate the warmest temperatures, and thus where the satellite can “see” all the way to the ground from space. Purple areas are where the skies were clearest.
Satellite data is overlaid on the current surface map of the day.

For Jackson Hole Wyoming: I also looked up the sky conditions at the Airport and discovered that for the last 10-years between the hours of 10:00 am & 1:00 pm MDT only three out of the last 10 years reported “Clear Skies” for that 3 hour hour period: 2016, 2013 & 2009. All other years had some cloud cover, ranging from partly cloudy to overcast. Smoke from forest fires was reported in 2015 & also in 2010.

August 21, 2016

August 21, 2015

August 21, 2014

August 21, 2013

August 21, 2012

August 21, 2011

August 21, 2010

August 21, 2009

August 21, 2008

August 21, 2007