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CyberTheWorm
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Weather Icons

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Hi All, I'm trying to make a set or weather icons. I got a list from one of the other posts as to what each number was for but I noticed that one was wrong. Here is the list. Can anyone who is using a weather skin with data from https://wxdata.weather.com/wxdata/weather/local/........ help me verify the number with the correct text. I will update this list as I get more information.

0 tornado
1 tropical storm
2 hurricane
3 severe thunderstorms
4 thunderstorms
5 mixed rain and snow
6 mixed rain and sleet
7 mixed snow and sleet
8 freezing drizzle
9 drizzle
10 freezing rain
11 showers - Verified
12 rain
13 snow flurries
14 light snow showers
15 blowing snow
16 snow
17 hail
18 sleet
19 dust
20 foggy
21 haze
22 smoky
23 blustery
24 windy
25 cold
26 cloudy - Verified
27 mostly cloudy (night)
28 mostly cloudy (day)
29 partly cloudy (night) - Verified
30 partly cloudy (day)
31 clear (night)
32 sunny
33 fair (night)
34 fair (day)
35 mixed rain and hail
36 hot
37 isolated thunderstorms
38 scattered thunderstorms
39 scattered thunderstorms
40 scattered showers
41 heavy snow
42 scattered snow showers
43 heavy snow
44 partly cloudy
45 thundershowers Showers Late - Verified
46 snow showers
47 isolated thundershowers
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Re: Weather Icons

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Here's my list. I've verified a large number of these, but not all since many of them never seem to be used.

0 - tornado
1 - tropical storm
2 - hurricane
3 - severe thunderstorms
4 - thunderstorms
5 - mixed rain and snow
6 - mixed rain and sleet
7 - mixed snow and sleet
8 - freezing drizzle
9 - drizzle
10 - freezing rain
11 - light rain
12 - heavy rain
13 - snow flurries
14 - light snow showers
15 - blowing snow
16 - snow
17 - hail
18 - sleet
19 - dust
20 - foggy
21 - haze
22 - smoky
23 - blustery
24 - windy
25 - cold
26 - cloudy
27 - mostly cloudy (night)
28 - mostly cloudy (day)
29 - partly cloudy (night)
30 - partly cloudy (day)
31 - clear (night)
32 - sunny
33 - fair (night)
34 - fair (day)
35 - mixed rain and hail
36 - hot
37 - isolated thunderstorms
38 - scattered thunderstorms
39 - scattered rain
40 - heavy rain
41 - heavy snow
42 - scattered snow showers
43 - blowing heavy snow
44 - partly cloudy (day)
45 - thundershowers (night)
46 - snow showers (night)
47 - isolated thundershowers (night)
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You will find that a given icon will be used by the site for multiple text descriptions.
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Yes, as Mr. Morley suggests, I would not attempt to correlate the conditions description with the icon. For example, right now I'm looking at a 5 day forecast where "PM Showers" shows icon 39 (rain cloud + sun), and another day with the exact same "PM Showers", but using icon 11 (just the rain cloud). Also, I've steered the weather locations directly into the middle of hurricanes and tornadoes, and TWC never uses icons 0/1/2, they only seem to use 3/4 (severe thunderstorms) for this.
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The text descriptions are not any particular standard, defined by exact conditions, They are a sense of what the conditions are by some person I suspect.

It's the "is it partly clear or mostly cloudy" decision...
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The idea isn't to match up the icons with what you will get as the "conditions" in the feed, that is a battle you won't win. The idea is to match up the icon "numbers" properly with a general sense of what they mean.

I found it paid to not even try to have each and every icon represent something different. For instance icons 0-4 all represent some flavor of "storms". I just use the same icon.
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Thanks guys guess no standards
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jsmorley wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 1:06 pm
The idea isn't to match up the icons with what you will get as the "conditions" in the feed, that is a battle you won't win. The idea is to match up the icon "numbers" properly with a general sense of what they mean.

I found it paid to not even try to have each and every icon represent something different. For instance icons 0-4 all represent some flavor of "storms". I just use the same icon.

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This great, should have looked this up first.
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Re: Weather Icons

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This is the latest and most accurate list for weather.com I have found:
0 : Tornado : Day & Night
1 : Tropical Storm : Day & Night
2 : Hurricane : Day & Night
3 : Strong Storms : Day & Night
4 : Thunderstorms : Day & Night
5 : Rain / Snow : Day & Night
6 : Rain / Sleet : Day & Night
7 : Wintry Mix : Day & Night
8 : Freezing Drizzle : Day & Night
9 : Drizzle : Day & Night
10 : Freezing Rain : Day & Night
11 : Showers : Day & Night
12 : Rain : Day & Night
13 : Flurries : Day & Night
14 : Snow Showers : Day & Night
15 : Blowing / Drifting Snow : Day & Night
16 : Snow : Day & Night
17 : Hail : Day & Night
18 : Sleet : Day & Night
19 : Blowing Dust / Sandstorm : Day & Night
20 : Foggy : Day & Night
21 : Haze : Day & Night
22 : Smoke : Day & Night
23 : Breezy : Day & Night
24 : Windy : Day & Night
25 : Frigid / Ice Crystals : Day & Night
26 : Cloudy : Day & Night
27 : Mostly Cloudy : Night
28 : Mostly Cloudy : Day
29 : Partly Cloudy : Night
30 : Partly Cloudy : Day
31 : Clear : Night
32 : Sunny : Day
33 : Fair / Mostly Clear : Night
34 : Fair / Mostly Sunny : Day
35 : Mixed Rain and Hail : Day
36 : Hot : Day
37 : Isolated Thunderstorms : Day
38 : Scattered Thunderstorms : Day
39 : Scattered Showers : Day
40 : Heavy Rain : Day & Night
41 : Scattered Snow Showers : Day
42 : Heavy Snow : Day & Night
43 : Blizzard : Day & Night
44 : Not Available (N/A) : Day & Night
45 : Scattered Showers : Night
46 : Scattered Snow Showers : Night
47 : Scattered Thunderstorms : Night
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Re: Weather Icons

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qpc4QN3YDpGDGGNYVINh7tfeulcZ4fxPSC5f4KzpR_U/edit

I sure hope this is accurate and up-to-date, gonna mess my things up mightily if it's not.