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Clouds in AGL rather than MSL

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in METARs and such, clouds are reported in AGL as opposed to MSL, but flight simulator seems to put them at MSL. I was flying of south central Canada, which is rather flat and ActiveSky had registered some low clouds, something like SCT007, and the clouds were sunken into the ground...i realize the weather system of flight sim is rather complex, but is there some way to change this so that it reads METARs correctly or is it pretty much something to live with?Sam

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I used to have this problem with clouds being too low at Denver with the default FS weather...don't know why you are having problems with Active Sky? Are you sure the weather is loading into the sim?? Cheers,Scott

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Did this occur at the same location as the weather reporting point? If not. AS's interpolation between reporting points may have thrown surface clouds (fog) in. Don't forget that AS starts dynamically adjusting the weather as time progresses.Be sure weather dynamics are turned off in FS itself and your FS default weather theme is Clear.Check on the AS forum here:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=171

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