Cloud Height Measurements
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Cloud height measurements
What unit of measurement is used for measuring the elevation of clouds (low clouds, medium clouds, etc.)? I'd like to set up my windy weather map to display just low and medium clouds, but I'm having difficulty understanding the elevation measurements associated with different cloud types (i.e. both low and high clouds have values of 0 - 100, but medium clouds have values of 0 - 70).
@jharri11 Hello, the values are not elevation, but the percentage of the sky hidden by the specified cloudiness:
(e.g., low-level clouds = Percentage of the sky hidden by low cloudiness).
Also, the type of clouds already defines their elevation (e.g., low-level clouds height base is 0 - 6,500 ft (0 - 2000m))
Also, "Cloud tops" (Height of convective cloud top) and "Cloud base" (Height of convective cloud base) layers might be more suitable for your needs.