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Estimating cloud bases

from Source:, Featuring Scott Dennstaedt

Subscriber Question:
"Are there any good rules of thumb to estimate the height of the cloud bases?" - Larry J.
"Many pilots that know me are well aware that I am not a fan of rules of thumb with respect to weather. Largely this is because they don't work in many circumstances. However, one of the rules of thumb that tends to work pretty well for estimating the base of the lowest cloud deck is derived from the temperature and dewpoint temperature at the surface. Click here to continue reading the answer. more

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