Getting the light/weather right

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Gary from Seattle Veteran Member • Posts: 5,290
Re: Getting the light/weather right

Gary from Seattle wrote:

Clear/mostly clear skies are easy to forecast; then you just have to have a location in mind and know sunset/sunrise; the angle and rough elevation of the sun.

Trying to forecast some of the most spectacular lighting with bands of clouds or areas of fog is very problematic because the forecast resolution is still not there. Part of this is because modeling is only done at certain specific elevations. Weather balloons help to collect real time data and atmospheric profiles. Hence forecasts involving clouds/fog are essentially interpolations.

The Windy.com website probably has the best accessible information regarding approximation of clouds based on relative humidities.

I would add that for locations near and a short time frame, just watching the sky, the time of day and Visible satellite images make a feasible expectation possible.

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