Clouds

Stratus

low flat bottomed clouds

Usually accompanied by light drizzels

Nimbostratus

Widespread dark clouds. Usually lower. Windy and maybe rain.

Cumulus

Giant "puffy" clouds. No rain. May block some sun. Bright white.

Altostratus

Thin, usually can see the sun through it. Darkens area.

Possible rain. If rain persists could change to nimbostratus.

Altocumulus

Small puffy clouds that are high up and separated. No rain and bright.

Cumulonimbus

Tall "puffy" with dark bottoms and bright tops.
Heavy rain and lightning.

Cirrocumulus

Thin rows of puffed wisps. No rain. Maybe some wind.

Cirrus

Thin wispy strands. With no precipitation or wind changes.

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