Cloud bases layer sometimes missing large chunks of coverage
It's clear that there is data here, it's just not being displayed.
Refreshing the page doesn't help. I don't see anything obviously relevant in the web console.
this also happens in the mobile app:
in some cases it's just slightly annoying, but my brain can reconstruct the missing pieces. In others, it looks like there's probably a huge chunk missing, compared to what appears in the Low Clouds layer.
Where there are no clouds, there is no cloud base...
So nothing is missing on your cloud base layer.
@idefix37 I don't mean to be rude, but it seems clear to me that you didn't look at my screenshots. Taking a look just at the mobile app:
Look east and south of Memphis. There are obvious missing squares in that cloud front.
Look south of Lexington. There are obvious missing squares in the south east of KY.
Look at the A in South Carolina. Clearly missing data, not a lack of clouds.
Same thing with northern Florida. Also near New Orleans and out over the Gulf of Mexico.
In all of these places, there aren't "no clouds". There are definitely clouds, and for some reason the data isn't displaying them.
Cloud bases map, depicts the parameter "ceiling".
It gives the height above the level of the model orography,
of the base of the lowest cloud layer
covering more than 50% of the sky (more than 4 oktas).
So, in areas with cloud cover less than 50%,
cloud base (ceiling) is not depicted.
@gkikas-lgpz That's helpful context.
It would be ideal for me if this view could show the bases of the clouds rather than the okta-related ceilings. If I have OVC at 700 at Enterprise, there's no way I'm going flying over over Ozark even if it's technically SCT, because those same clouds are likely sitting near 700 anyway.
I'm sure for others this is perfect for them. I wonder how much effort would be involved in making Cloud bases display bases while adding a new Ceilings display with these block-by-block estimates of the cloud coverage. Personally, even splitting those into two separate overlays would work - cloud bases and cloud coverage are two separately interesting things.