Weather Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Weather Symbols category.

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather generally refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, "weather" is understood to be the weather of Earth.

Symbols in this category:

1/8th skycover

1/8th skycover

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2/8ths skycover

2/8ths skycover

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3/8ths skycover

3/8ths skycover

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4/8ths skycover

4/8ths skycover

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5/8ths skycover

5/8ths skycover

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6/8ths skycover

6/8ths skycover

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7/8ths skycover

7/8ths skycover

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8/8ths skycover

8/8ths skycover (completely overcast)

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Altostratus cloud

Altostratus is a middle altitude cloud genus belonging to the stratiform physical category characterized by a generally uniform gray to bluish-gray sheet or layer, lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than high cirrostratus.

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Cloud development not observed

Cloud development not observed or not observable during past hour (not plotted)

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Clouds generally dissolving

Clouds generally dissolving or becoming less developed during past hour (not plotted)

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Clouds generally forming

Clouds generally forming or developing during past hour (not plotted)

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Drizzle and rain, moderate or heavy

Drizzle and rain, moderate or heavy

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Drizzle and rain, slight

Drizzle and rain, slight

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Duststorm or sandstorm

Duststorm or sandstorm within sight at the time of observation, or at the station during the preceding hour

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Freezing drizzle or freezing rain not falling as shower(s)

Freezing drizzle or freezing rain not falling as shower(s) ended in the past hour

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Lightning visible

Lightning visible, no thunder heard

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More or less continuous shallow fog

More or less continuous shallow fog at station, not deeper than 6 feet on land

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Patches of shallow fog

Patches of shallow fog at station, not deeper than 6 feet on land

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Precipitation within sight

Precipitation (Virga) within sight, but not reaching the ground

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Precipitation within sight

Precipitation (Praecipitatio) within sight, reaching the ground or the surface of the sea, near to (within 3 miles), but not at the station

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Precipitation within sight, reaching ground

Precipitation within sight, reaching ground or the surface of the sea, but distant, i.e. estimated to be more than 3 miles from the station

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Rain (not freezing) not falling as shower(s)

Rain (not freezing) not falling as shower(s) ended in the past hour

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Rain shower(s)

Rain shower(s) ended in the past hour

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Shower(s) of hail

Shower(s) of hail, with or without rain or sleet, not associated with thunder, moderate or heavy.

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Shower(s) of hail

Shower(s) of hail, with or without rain or sleet, not associated with thunder, slight

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Shower(s) of snow pellets or small hail

Shower(s) of snow pellets or small hail, moderate or heavy with or without rain or mixture of rain and snow

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Shower(s) of snow pellets or small hail

Shower(s) of snow pellets or small hail, slight with or without rain or mixture of rain and snow

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Sky cover

Sky cover on the whole unchanged during past hour (not plotted)

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Sky Obscured

Sky Obscured

(used when a surface-based weather phenomena (i.e. fog, dust, etc.) blocks the view of the sky)

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Thunder heard

Thunder heard, but no precipitation at the station

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Thunderstorm combined with dust storm or sandstorm

Thunderstorm combined with dust storm or sandstorm at time of observation

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Thunderstorm, heavy, with hail

Thunderstorm, heavy, with hail at time of observation

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Thunderstorm, heavy, without hail but with rain and or snow

Thunderstorm, heavy, without hail but with rain and or snow at time of observation.

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Thunderstorm, slight or moderate, with hail

Thunderstorm, slight or moderate, with hail at time of observation

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Visibility reduced by smoke

Visibility reduced by smoke

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Well developed dust whirs

Well developed dust whirl(s) or sand whirl(s) seen at or near the station during the preceding hour or at the time of observation, but no duststorm or sandstorm

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Widespread dust in suspension

Widespread dust in suspension in the air, not raised by wind at or near the station at the time of observation

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