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Old Jan 16, 2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Post What do these weather icons mean?

On my iPhone, what does this icon that has a cloud over snow mean? Thanks!Click image for larger version

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Old Jan 16, 2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Overcast and snowy?!?
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thats not snow over a cloud. That is snow falling onto the ground and freezing, meaning a wintry mix/freezing rain.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:36 AM   #4
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Here you go...I googled Yahoo weather icons list
http://macmost.com/iphone-weather-icons.html

Yours look upside-down to me!

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Old Jan 17, 2012, 06:08 AM   #5
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Just noticed I have the same one.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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maybe it means significant snow accumulation? since it looks like snow falling on the ground?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 08:58 AM   #7
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A thread for this..? Really..?

The symbol in the OPs picture is for heavy/settling snow, which is to different from the light snow symbol in tjb1's post.

Also, this is different from the wintry showers/sleet symbol, which shows both snowflakes and raindrops.

Finally, it is not an upside down cloud.

Glad we cleared all that up.

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Old Jan 17, 2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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It looks like a poltergeist to me.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 10:20 AM   #9
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Freezing rain or slushy mix of way too much weather variance?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 01:49 PM   #10
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Have you intentionally obscured the city and current temp?

And if so, why?
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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maybe it means significant snow accumulation? since it looks like snow falling on the ground?
I agree...snow falling to the ground!
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 05:21 AM   #12
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Iphone weather symbol

Can someone tell me what the symbol for monday is? searched and searched and nothing http://forums.macrumors.com/attachme...1&d=1328264472
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 06:05 AM   #13
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Yahoo iPhone weather icons.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 08:40 AM   #14
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Yahoo iPhone weather icons.
Not true. These aren't the iPhone icons. Where, for instance is the hail icon from the above post?
I've done a long search and even been on the Yahoo! Developers' pages and can't find them anywhere.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 08:52 AM   #15
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Alexandraa, That looks like sleet.

No icon-based forecast would predict only hail. Hail is a product of intense generally warm-season thunderstorms so if, for some reason, hail was in the forecast you would see a thunderstorm icon.

Sleet is formed in an atmosphere where there is a warm layer well above the layer of sub-freezing surface air. Snow well aloft melts into rain in this warm layer, then re-freeze to sleet or ice pellets. Sleet bounces too, just like in the picture.

(Hail is formed by intense updrafts within a thunderstorm which pull raindrops well up to a sub-freezing layer a mile or so above the surface of the earth. The frozen drops fall as the updraft weakens, but are often pulled back up into the sub-freezing level by other updrafts, adding a layer of water/ice each time as the hailstone falling into the rain/cloud and then gets pushed back up over and over again. Sometimes this process (with very intense updrafts) can produce hail the size of a grapefruit or larger.)

And the OP's icon is heavy, accumulating snow...as Frosticus said.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 09:24 AM   #16
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Maybe there's a way to extract all the icons from the iPhone OS and then we could analyze.
There is a strict order to weather icons and it should be possible to deduce the meaing simply by the order in which they are listed or named.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 09:27 AM   #17
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Gosh, so many icons I never get to see here in sunny Australia! I feel like I'm missing out now.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 10:42 AM   #18
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A lot of people been saying its hail, ive never seen it before its so weird..stupid cold rubbish weather
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 10:49 AM   #19
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My weather reading for tomorrow has rain coming out of the sun on it. I will brace myself for fire and brimstone rain accordingly.

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Old Feb 3, 2012, 10:52 AM   #20
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My weather reading for tomorrow has rain coming out of the sun on it. I will brace myself for fire and brimstone rain accordingly.
LOL. Ah yes, I have seen that one.
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 02:17 PM   #21
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it means its cold as ***** out and stay inside
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 03:30 PM   #22
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Same on os x lion weather widget
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 03:39 PM   #23
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Can someone tell me what the symbol for monday is? searched and searched and nothing http://forums.macrumors.com/attachme...1&d=1328264472
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Hail you can see it better now
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Ah, in that case the answer to the OP is Snow, because you can extract the icons from the Weather Widget in OS Lion and they are all named:
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Old Feb 4, 2012, 11:36 AM   #25
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A lot of people been saying its hail, ive never seen it before its so weird..stupid cold rubbish weather
Not hail...Sleet or Ice Pellets.

Hail comes from thunderstorms. I'm a meteorologist...I should know.
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