04/11/2017 6:31:00 Sky Condition Sky Condition
What is Sky Condition?
Sky Condition meaning Used in a forecast to describes the predominant/average sky condition based upon octants (eighths) of the sky covered by opaque (not transparent) clouds.
|Sky Condition||Cloud Coverage|
|Clear / Sunny||0/8|
|Mostly Clear / Mostly Sunny||1/8 to 2/8|
|Partly Cloudy / Partly Sunny||3/8 to 4/8|
|Mostly Cloudy / Considerable Cloudiness||5/8 to 7/8|
|Fair (mainly for night)||Less than 4/10 opaque clouds, no precipitation, no extremes of visibility/temperature/wind|
reference: National Weather Service Glossary