The Weather Page

The Baltimore Sun

We know it when we see it, and we miss it when it's gone. But Joe Bollinger of Glen Burnie wonders what "fair" weather really means when he hears it in the daily report. The American Meteorological Society's glossary calls it a "purely subjective" description of "generally pleasant" conditions. But the National Weather Service specifies: no precipitation; less than 40 percent low cloud cover; winds less than 10 knots (11.5 mph) and unrestricted visibility.

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