WxGlance Forecast Table Explanation

An explanation of the weather icons, what they represent for each forecast period are shown in the table below.

The WxGlance Forecast Table will show precipitation when the chances are 25% or greater. When precipitation chances are less than 25%, then the prevailing sky cover will be shown for the period.

The prioritization order that the icons are displayed in the forecast table represents the order that they are listed in the table below. For example, if thunderstorms are forecast and a chance of precipitation is 25% and greater, then the “Thunderstorm and Thunder shower” Icon will be displayed vs the “Sky condition” icon (i.e Partly Sunny). However, if the chance of Thunderstorms is 24% and less, then the “Sky Condition” icon will be displayed.

The “Precipitation %” or Chance of Precipitation in the forecast table as well as the “Precipitation Amount(in)” will be displayed in Green. A snow column will display in Purple when snow is forecast. An Ice column will display in Magenta when Ice accumulations are forecast. Finally, the icons do not represent all of types weather that you may experience in a given period, but represent the type of weather that will cause a the greatest impact based on the prioritization in the table below. So thunderstorms are considered the “most impacting,” freezing rain the second most impacting, a mix of freezing rain and snow is the 3rd most impacting, etc.

Day and night are divided equally into 12 hour periods and will change depending on your time zone. 

  • Eastern time: Day is from 7am  – 7 pm EST (8am  – 8 pm EDT) ; Night is from 7 pm to 7 am EST (8 pm to 8 am EDT)
  • Central Time: Day is from 6 am – 6 pm CST (7 am – 7 pm CDT); Night is from 6 pm to 6 am CST (7 pm to 7 am CDT)
  • Mountain Time: Day is from 5 am – 5 pm MST (6 am – 6 pm MDT); Night is from 5 pm to 5 am MST (6 pm to 6 am MDT)
  • Pacific Time:  Day is from 4 am – 4 pm PST (5 am – 5 pm PDT); Night is from 4 pm to 4 am PST (5 pm to 5 am PDT)



Weather Descriptions

thunderstorms and thunder showersThunderstorms and thunder showers
freezing rainFreezing rain
Mix of freezing rain and snowMix of freezing rain and snow
Mix of freezing rain and rainMix of rain and freezing rain
Ice Pellets or SleetSleet or ice pellets
Ice pellets sleet or snowMix of ice pellets/sleet and snow
ice pellets sleet and rainMix of ice pellets/sleet and rain
rain and snowMix of rain and snow
rainRain and rain showers
waterspouts or cold air funnelsWaterspouts or cold air funnels
fogFog or mist
dustDust/dust storm
smokeSmoke or volcanic ash
Mostly Cloudy dayMostly cloudy (Day)
Mostly Cloudy NightMostly cloudy (Night)
Partly sunnyPartly sunny
Partly Cloudy nightPartly cloudy (Night)
mostly sunnyMostly sunny
Mostly ClearMostly clear (Night)
clearClear (Night)


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