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The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?  
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

When the weather person gives the forecast such as the five-day outlook, what's the difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy? Aren't they essentially the same thing?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Well, depends on how you look at it.
Partly sunny suggests a sunny day, so no hazy weather.
Partly cloudy does not promise sunshine, only clouds.



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User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Partly Cloudy= More sun than clouds
Partly Sunny=More clouds than sun


User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

This is the reason environment canada abondoned these this sytem of classifying weather condtions years ago. No one was ever sure what either one really ment. Now they use the terms "variable clouds" for partly cloudy&partly sunny condtions and "cloudy periods" for generly sunny weather with a few clouds floating about.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

also why aviation and shipping broadcasts generally give percentages or terms like "broken", "overcast", etc..


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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

In aviation terms weather information is obviously much clearer and much more detailed. Like Jwenting said, we would receive weather info in terms of broken and overcast - we even get the ceiling and the type(s) of clouds hovering over us.

But what about for the common folk who may not be all that schooled in weather? Generally and assumingly, yes, partly sunny would mean more than sun than clouds and partly cloudy would mean more clouds than sun. But is this really the case when our local weather person tells us these terms?



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

Partly cloudy = Pesimist
Partly sunny = Optimist


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

LOL!


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Gyro beat me too it  Sad

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