It’s hard to believe an event billed as the biggest in Oregon history is just eight days away.
Joe Krenowicz, executive director of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, looks toward Mount Jefferson as the sun rises over Madras, Oregon, on June 13, 2017. The first place to experience total darkness as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth will be in Oregon and Madras, in the central part of the state, is expected to be a prime viewing location.
Visitors from around the globe are expected to begin arriving in Salem and other cities within the path of the Great American Eclipse this coming week.
That means it’s time to officially begin weather watching, to get a sense of whether we’ll have clear skies for the big day.
Now that we’re in the nine-day window, most weather sites have started issuing forecasts for Aug. 21.