SKY  COVER

 

COPY THIS AND HANG IT ON THE WALL OR PUT IN INTO A NOTEBOOK:

 

SO YOU WANT TO FORECAST CLOUD COVER  FOR EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY!

 

  1. Click on this:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/gfslamp/statebull.shtml  
  2. Click on the state you wish to forecast the hourly temperature.
  3. I have selected New York State.  We will select Albany, New York
  4. To decode the information, click this:
  5.  
  6. COPY THIS AND HANG IT ON THE WALL OR PUT IN INTO A NOTEBOOK:

 

 

  1. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/gfslamp/docs/LAMP_description.shtml
  2.  
  3. At the left is a column…second line down is UTC (Universal Time).  A complete time chart is available to all for all time zones in the United States.  Use it.

 

 

The 15th line DOWN ON THE LEFT is CLD.  This is the cloud or sky cover for each hour of the day.  This lists the forecasted cloud cover for each hour for the next 24 hours.  See decoding below: Pretty simple.

 

Cl= clear (Sunny during the daytime)

FW= a few clouds (Mostly sunny during daytime)

SC= Scattered clouds, Partly sunny during daytime

BK= Broken clouds (Mostly cloudy)

OV= Overcast (Cloudy)