Cloud Classification and Identification Nick Huber

Low clouds(Stratus)Stable, maximum altitude of 6,000 feet , may produce a light rain or snow
Stratocummulous clouds, stable air, maximum altitude of 8,000 feet, could cause a slight drizzle
Nimbostratus, maximum of 10,000 feet unstable, usually precipitation but sometimes evaporates before reaching the ground
Cumulus cloud, maximum of 3,300 feet, stable air, little or no precipitation.
Cirrocumulus, minimum altitude of 20,000 feet, may form in front of a frontal system meaning rain within 10 hours, unstable
Alto cumulus, between 6,500ft and 20,000 ft, no indication to precipitation, stable
Cumulonimbus, between 6,500 and 60,000 very intense precipitation, unstable
Fractus, clouds unstable, no precipitation but my accompany clouds with precipitation. Between 8,000 ft and 20,000ft
Cumulus gongestus maximum altitude of 20,000 feet, common precipitation but not heavy, instable
Arcus cloud 330 to 660 feet high, unstable, form at the end of a storm


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