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Old 05-24-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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Someone just told me that during the winter you may have several dreary, cloudy days in a row. I mean more than two days at a time. Is this true? I need my sunshine.

I only recall one time in recent memory where there was more than one day in a row of cloudy weather. Usually the sun will make an appearance at some point during the day. It is rare to have a 100% cloudy day.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Default Raleigh

Average Number of Cloudy Days

Annual - 149

JAN - 15
FEB - 13
MAR - 14
APR - 11
MAY - 13
JUN - 10
JUL - 12
AUG - 12
SEP - 11
OCT - 11
NOV - 12
DEC - 14

Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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Old 05-25-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default long, dreary cloudy days?

makes for 'literary' days. Grab a book and just relax, if you can afford to, I'd say. We'll have plenty of hot, sultry, a/c-running-constantly days soon enough.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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It was, but the morning started out cloudy. It was kinda unexpected from my standpoint b/c I expect mornings in the summer to be sunny. I was here last summer and I don't remember too many cloudy summer mornings. Hopefully, this morning wasn't the start of a trend for the summer.
Yesterday am was cloudy??? What??? It just looked like urban haze to me.

Personally I love those mornings that start off cloudy and then the clouds burn off. It keeps the days more comfortable. I also love those hot days that end in thunder storms to cool things down. Ahhh!!!
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I used to live in Florida, too. I think it's really relative -- in Florida, it's sunny almost all the time. But if you come from somewhere else where it's not like that, you may think that here in Raleigh it's sunny and bright a lot of the time.

This past winter (we moved here in December) I thought it was definitely not as sunny as it would have been in Florida. Is it gray all the time? No! But I don't think it's comparable to Florida sun.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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Average Number of Cloudy Days

Annual - 149

JAN - 15
FEB - 13
MAR - 14
APR - 11
MAY - 13
JUN - 10
JUL - 12
AUG - 12
SEP - 11
OCT - 11
NOV - 12
DEC - 14

Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

The thing about these stats, is they do not take into consideration how much of the day is cloudy. Many times, it is overcast in the morning and sometimes into the early afternoon, but then it clears out and is great. I wonder of they have any stats on completely cloudy days and how many times they go back to back?
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The thing about these stats, is they do not take into consideration how much of the day is cloudy. Many times, it is overcast in the morning and sometimes into the early afternoon, but then it clears out and is great. I wonder of they have any stats on completely cloudy days and how many times they go back to back?
They use the standard definitions used by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Climate Data Center (NCDC):

Descriptive Term Predominant or Average Cloud Cover (Sunrise to Sunset)

CLEAR or SUNNY = No clouds

MOSTLY SUNNY or MOSTLY CLEAR = 1/8 to 2/8 clouds

PARTLY CLOUDY or PARTLY SUNNY = 3/8 to 5/8 clouds

MOSTLY CLOUDY (sometimes CONSIDERABLE CLOUDINESS) = 6/8 to 7/8 clouds.

CLOUDY = 8/8 clouds

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Old 05-25-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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They use the standard definitions used by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Climate Data Center (NCDC):

Descriptive Term Predominant or Average Cloud Cover

CLEAR or SUNNY = No clouds

MOSTLY SUNNY or MOSTLY CLEAR = 1/8 to 2/8 clouds

PARTLY CLOUDY or PARTLY SUNNY = 3/8 to 5/8 clouds

MOSTLY CLOUDY (sometimes CONSIDERABLE CLOUDINESS) = 6/8 to 7/8 clouds.

CLOUDY = 8/8 clouds

Well, there is no way there is 149 100% cloudy days per year here. That is almost half the year clouded over. Heck, it's not even that bad in Seattle or the Northeast.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Well, there is no way there is 149 100% cloudy days per year here. That is almost half the year clouded over. Heck, it's not even that bad in Seattle or the Northeast.
It doesn't have to be completely "cloudy" all day to be classified as a "cloudy day", just be the predominant or average cloud cover condition for the time period between sunrise and sunset on any given day.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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It doesn't have to be completely "cloudy" all day to be classified as a "cloudy day", just be the predominant or average cloud cover condition for the time period between sunrise and sunset on any given day.

Sorry. I thought that's what the 8/8 meant. I knew that would not be correct. Even at that, 149 days with lots of clouds seems way off. Maybe I just have had a great string of luck over the last few years. It seems mostly sunny most of the time. Sometimes cloudy to start and sometimes afternoon clouds with rain (THIS YEAR), but lot's of sun most other times.
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