Here is a very useful link for exploring current band conditions. http://www.bandconditions.com/
“A fairly new experimental website, bandconditions.com, offers radio amateurs and others interested in HF propagation a quick look at band conditions from the Continental United States. The site provides real-time conditions for 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 15, and 10 meters. The site developer is Biz Wichy, K5BIZ, who lives in Texas.” Quoted from the ARRL News posting of February 11, 2015.