Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Words of Weather

Are you confused at to what some weather terms mean when you hear the weather report for the day?

What bothers me the most is what "Party Cloudy" vs "Partly Sunny" means.

I went to to find out.

Here is the explanation:
Believe it or not, there is a difference. It relates to the average amount of cloud cover expected. Would you believe partly sunny means more cloud cover than partly cloudy? Can be confusing to the public...mostly sunny means more sun than partly cloudy does, while partly sunny means more clouds than partly cloudy does.
Anyway, from least cloud cover to most, the scale is: sunny, mostly sunny, partly cloudy, partly sunny, mostly cloudy, cloudy. Mostly sunny means more sun than clouds, partly sunny means more clouds than sun, and partly cloudy generally means an equal amount of clouds and sun. 
It sounds so simple.

1 comment:

couponboa said...

Never cared to find the difference - it's really so simple!

Thanks for the help.