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Cloud Forecasting

Location: New York, NY 10016 | Change Location

Wildlife movement is affected by cloud types and wind direction. These two combined factors can tell us of clearing skies or imminent rain and how far out or long they will last. Use our forecaster to predict future deer or turkey movements. We give you a hunt rating and the hour span to be afield created from years of field observations. Click today’s cloud type and wind direction and get your wildlife movement prediction.

Wildlife Movement Prediction

Click todays cloud type and wind direction and get your wildlife movement prediction.

Cloud Type Sky Height Wind Direction
  Northwest Southwest Southeast Northeast
Cirrus High
Cirrostratus High
Cirrocumulus High
Altostratus Med
Altocumulus Med
Stratus Low
Nimbo Stratus Low
Stratocumulus Low
Cumulus Low
Cumulonimbus Low

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  • September 26, 2011

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  • September 19, 2011

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    Low Clouds
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