jsmorley wrote: ↑February 14th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Ah, Ok. I don't try to "evaluate" that anyway, just display it.
All good then.
SilverAzide wrote: ↑February 14th, 2020, 5:27 pm
The longest Conditions phrase I've encountered (in English) is "Scattered Thunderstorms in the Vicinity". I'm there are longer variations in other languages.
Many, many (and again many) thanks. I wanted to ask exactly that, but I thought you'd say "Do you expect me to remember the longest one from so many encountered?", so I never asked in the end. For the time being, I'm gonna risk and go with some "new style abbreviations" based on Unicode chars along the lines of:
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Substitute="(?i)Partly":"◒","(?i)Mostly":"◕","(?i)Early":"↑","(?i)Late":"↓","(?i)Morning":"AM","(?i)Afternoon":"PM","(?i)Scattered":"※","(?i)Shower":"Shr","(?i)Thunder":"T-","(?i)Storm":"St","(?i)in the Vicinity":"near","/":"|"," ":" "
and see how it works, before deciding whether or not to go ahead with sliding the text.
jsmorley wrote: ↑February 14th, 2020, 5:36 pm
I'm not certain either way what cloudPct means. It is actually not in "Observation", but only in "Forecast", and I think it is just as likely to mean "percent chance that it will be cloudy" as it does "percent of the sky that is likely to be cloudy". I sorta lean toward the former. The later seems suspiciously "exact" to me.
Well, if they get those percentages from taking a photo or a similar measurement from a satellite and then estimate the forecast based on cloud and atmospheric movement - something that can be done automatically in specialized software -, then that would explain why they are so precise, if we talk about the "percent of the sky that is likely to be cloudy". There is too much correlation between that percent and phrase
to lean toward the former, in my view. I think SilverAzide is correct on this one, since even if the "percent of the sky that is likely to be cloudy" is low, there could be a high "percent chance that it will be cloudy" - and I've never seen a high cloudPct
associated with a "mostly clear" sky phrase