Sat Mar 11 21:36:31 EST 2006
I had no idea such official categories existed, though they make perfect
sense. Thanks for sharing them. Assuming they originated with NOAA, are
they what pilots and sea navigators use?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrett Wollman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Roger Kolakowski" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves
> <<On Sat, 11 Mar 2006 19:13:16 -0500, "Roger Kolakowski"
> > What is the difference between partly cloudy skies and partly sunny
> > 50% coverage?
> Too easy. Skies are "partly sunny" during the day and "partly cloudy"
> at night.
> The actual observational categories are:
> CLR or SKC - clear (0/8)
> FEW - not quite clear (1-2/8)
> SCT - scattered clouds (3-4/8)
> BKN - mostly cloudy (5-7/8)
> OVC - overcast (8/8)
> I believe SCT observations are reported as "partly cloudy".
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