trickijedi
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The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Fri Sep 28, 2001 3:07 pm

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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jwenting
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Fri Sep 28, 2001 3:24 pm

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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EIPremier
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Fri Sep 28, 2001 3:31 pm

Partly Cloudy= More sun than clouds
Partly Sunny=More clouds than sun
 
yka
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Fri Sep 28, 2001 3:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Fri Sep 28, 2001 4:28 pm

also why aviation and shipping broadcasts generally give percentages or terms like "broken", "overcast", etc..
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trickijedi
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Sat Sep 29, 2001 12:39 am

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?
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Sat Sep 29, 2001 1:02 am

Partly cloudy = Pesimist
Partly sunny = Optimist
 
trickijedi
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Sat Sep 29, 2001 1:43 am

LOL!
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RE: The Diff. Between Partly Sunny & Partly Cloudy?

Sat Sep 29, 2001 3:15 am

Gyro beat me too it  Sad

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