Worked for days on the post about Windy. Scheduled it to go live first thing today. Looked at it. Where the hell are the screen shots and discussion of clouds?
Clouds: Clouds and rain/snow accumulation in the last 3 hours. Please note that rain from convective clouds can not be included in this value, therefore we advise you to observe the CAPE index. [My emphasis;
High clouds: High clouds is cloud coverage at an altitude between circa 6500m and the cloud tops. Cloud cover is given in percent.
Medium clouds: Medium clouds is cloud coverage at an altitude between circa 2000m and circa 6500m. Cloud cover is given in percent.
Low clouds: Low clouds is cloud coverage at an altitude between the surface and circa 2000m. Cloud cover is given in percent.
Cloud base: Cloud base height is the altitude of the lowest cloud base above the ground, especially important for pilots. The model of terrain is simplified, so be cautious to use these values in the mountains. On large areas, the forecast model is not able to calculate the cloud base.
In all seriousness, the first thing I do is scan through the compare forecast models feature. The next thing, look at clouds. I do not know how I could have been so careless. Apologies.
More on the different models, if you’re interested.