Unformatted text preview: 1/2 okta), it is possible to report cloud type even when you report a clear sky! Scattered Clouds: 1–4 oktas. In other words, if the total sky cover is one-half or less, but not zero. Broken clouds: 5–7 oktas. Overcast: 8 oktas, even if breaks are present (up to 1/2 okta). Summary: When both cloudy and clear areas of the sky are visible, use the following simple rule of thumb: if you see more clear blue sky than clouds, or if the amounts are about equal, then the cloud cover is considered to be scattered . If you see more clouds than you do blue sky, then the cloud cover is broken . 1...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course AT 332 taught by Professor Troxel during the Fall '07 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '07