posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 02:49 AM
The weather for Charlotte NC in detail from
METAR data from nearby KCLT have the cloud ceiling at 9000 ft from 8:52 PM to 10:52 PM.
Full moon, winds below 5 mph most probably. As there is no time we will have to guess at a reasonable time frame.
If you look at the data yourself you can see the hourly METAR data from KCLT a little down on the page.
E.g: METAR KCLT 160252Z 04003KT 10SM FEW036 SCT090
17/14 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP257 T01670139 51003 (my highlight) which is the METAR data at 10:52
PM - and means scattered clouds at 9000 feet.
Note that all METAR entries are in ZULU time or UTC.
If you want to know how to read METAR data for yourself, the site conveniently has a very good instructional page which you can find
So, if it is a valid observation that the unknown(s) are above the clouds at the time, it means they were no lower than 9000 feet or so. I don't know
that much about bats, but someone with more batsperience than me might chime in here.
ETA: There were, as you can see from the METAR posted above, a few clouds as low as 3600 feet occasionally, so that might bring the unknowns as low as
that. So, 3600 feet for bats? Anyone?
edit on 19-10-2016 by beetee because: (no reason given)