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How do they forecast Visibility conditions?

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by BrentM.Adams36, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. BrentM.Adams36

    BrentM.Adams36 First Runs

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    Just wondering how the websites forecast the visibility conditions for resorts? Is it based on the amount of clouds and what height they are at? or is there more to it?
     
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    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which website?
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Model forecasts are forecasting water vapour particals, pertaining to their density over a distance.
    Observable visibility is a bit different as it is measured inclusive of the above plus smoke, haze etc. the latter being mesoscale differences in which models won't pick up on.
     
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    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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