Well , you are correct of course, though some would add - if only eventually.Parachutes.
They'll always let you down.
There's a few fearsome stories out there of some passing through heavy Cumulus clouds. Several hours and several miles later, they made landfall, having experienced phenomenal height gain and associated temperature extremes.
Conventional HAHO descents in cloudy conditions held a measure of trepidation in European climes in my time. The team were always very attentive to the met. brief in such instances. I take you point however.