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🌤️ Mapped: Texas' cloud-free eclipse viewing

ERA5 data via Copernicus Climate Data Store; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals
ERA5 data via Copernicus Climate Data Store; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Texas offers a good chance of a clear sky for the total solar eclipse on April 8.

State of play: People traveling to the state for the event are going to want a good view — not one ruined by clouds.

By the numbers: North Texas averages about 50% cloud cover on April 8, according to data from 1994 to 2023 from the Copernicus Climate Data Store.

  • That's better than other eclipse cities like Cleveland and Indianapolis, where the cloud cover averages 63% and 61%, respectively.

The big picture: Texas tends to have the least cloudy skies of any state in the path of totality.

  • Austin averages about 54% cloud cover on April 8, while San Antonio averages 55%.

The bottom line: The odds are in our favor, but it is Texas weather after all.

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