cloud cover


: a mass of clouds
The moon was hidden behind a thick cloud cover.

Examples of cloud cover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During totality, the darkness was also more extreme than in 2017 because of a combination of a longer eclipse and the thin cloud cover. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 9 Apr. 2024 Inside the Moody Amphitheatre in downtown Austin, totality was a little underwhelming, as the cloud cover grew thicker by the minute, until the shrinking sun became completely obscured about 10 minutes before the darkness really kicked in. Chris Willman, Variety, 9 Apr. 2024 South and Central Texas have the current highest risk of cloud cover. Chris Morris, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 Areas most likely to have cloud cover impede viewing are from Texas through southern Arkansas and portions of Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania and far western New York, where rain will be possible in and near the path of totality, according to the Weather Prediction Center. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 5 Apr. 2024 The Northeast, from western Pennsylvania into Maine, have the best shot at seeing clear skies and limited cloud cover. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 2 Apr. 2024 Some areas along the path of totality have a higher likelihood of cloud cover that could interfere with viewing the eclipse. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 Only a tiny corner of Michigan -- which includes a city with the perfect name for viewing the eclipse, Luna Pier – is in the path of totality, but radiating out from there, Michiganders are expecting to witness at least a partial eclipse, depending on the cloud cover. Matthew Dolan, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2024 Farther east in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, cloud cover is expected to be between mostly cloudy and overcast — which will limit the viewing of the eclipse pretty significantly. Elisa Raffa, CNN, 7 Apr. 2024

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“Cloud cover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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