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I am looking for historical hourly weather data, specifically cloud cover for specific coordinates.

I have used Darksky API and it gives cloudcover as a value between 0 and 1, but I do not trust their model for coming up with these values.

I have tried to look for any dataset from national weather services, but their websites are so confusing that it is super hard to find one.

I am looking for the data from a reliable source that gives me cloudcover as a value between 0 and 1 or in terms of NWS skycover forecast terms (clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, cloudy).

  • would anything here work? aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/… You say "cloud cover" but perhaps from the radar or reflectivity you could derive cloud cover. – philshem Dec 2 '18 at 18:42
  • Another is the "sky cover survey" from www7.ncdc.noaa.gov/CDO/… – philshem Dec 2 '18 at 18:46
  • thanks for the response. I would prefer to avoid the first route as it significantly add to the work that I have to do, but my approach will be open to questions and non-standard. I have looked at the second group of datasets you suggested, but they only give data for a few locations which are far away from my desired coordinates. – Noman Bashir Dec 3 '18 at 18:04

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