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When i load the "actual" weather, i noticed that when it says is clear and FS loads the weather, is actually cloudy :!: . Is there a scenery cache or something that i need to empty once in a while? Does FS keeps weather scenery store somewhere?

No, only in Flights and in the Themes. When you say you are loading "actual" weather, I assume you mean you are using the built-in FS facilities for downloading weather from the Internet? Where exactly are you seeing this "clear" report? I didn't think it gave reports before or after loading.

I must admit I don't really use FS's own weather much, but I've not heard of any bad discrepancies. Maybe your question would be better on the FS2004 forum?

Regards,

Pete

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Hello Pete :D

Yes, i'm using the built-in FS for downloadign weather. When you click on Real Weahter (in the Weather Screen) after it loads the weather it will say if is clear, cloudy, etc. Now, i have a question: what other program do you use to upload the real weather? I'm kind of new to all this, i purchased FSUIPC not to long ago and i'm still trying to figure a couple of things out. Thanks Pete

Manny

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Yes, i'm using the built-in FS for downloadign weather. When you click on Real Weahter (in the Weather Screen) after it loads the weather it will say if is clear, cloudy, etc.

Does it? Do you know, I've never noticed that. Does it say where this description applies to? When you download weather is gets it for a great many weather stations and they'll all have their own weather. Maybe your airport is not actually at one of the weather stations and it is only reporting weather for the nearest one to you? The weather is interpolated between weather stations.

Alternatively, pehaps you are getting the weather reported at the place where your aircraft is, but the clouds you see are over so many miles away (I think the distance is something like 5 miles -- if there's no clouds above you, nor within a certain range, then it is clear). Try looking straight up, see if you see any clouds.

If you are in one of those areas like New York or Los Angeles where there are a load of weather stations quite close to each other, the weather can be quite different in FS not so far away, especially if each station reports at different times or intervals. Try placing yourself in some place far away from many other airports and see if you get the same.

If you have my FSUIPC package you will find a utility program inside called WeatherSet2. You can run that to tell you the weather at the aircraft and at any selected airport or location.

what other program do you use to upload the real weather?

Currently I use ActiveSky 2004.5 most of the time. I used to use FSMeteo, and still do occasionally.

Regards,

Pete

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