Clouds

Stratus

Stratus clouds are formed in flat layers. Normally associated with rain, snow, or a drizzle. They cover most of the sky with a dull gray color. They can cover the sky anywhere and almost anytime.

Nimbostratus

These clouds are most commonly known as storm clouds. They come after the stratus clouds and bring rain, snow, and drizzle. They stay low and cover the sky. They can pop up anywhere. Their thick and black and cover most of the sky.

Cumulus

Cumulus clouds are large and fluffy. Their normally very white. They can pop up anywhere and can be short or tall. They only float two kilometers above the ground. They are common on sunny days and usually indicate fair weather.

Altostratus

They form between two and six kilometers above the ground. They are fluffy and spread out. They can show anywhere and in almost anytype of weather. They are normally very high up.

Altocumulus

They are very similar to altostratus clouds. They can appear anywhere and in almost anytype of weather. Although, they depend mostly on the height. Altocumulus clouds are normally lower than altostratus clouds.

Cumulonimbus

These clouds are dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric instability, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents.

Cirrocumulus

These clouds are small, high, patched clouds, and in rows. May form ahead of a frontal system, especially together with other cirriform clouds meaning rain in around 10 hours. They usually occur at an altitude of 5 kilometres to 12 kilometres.

Cirrus

Cirrus is a genus of atmospheric cloud generally characterized by thin, wispy strands. They can appear anywhere and are normally high off the ground. They're associated with good weather and sometimes cold

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Created with images by cletch - "Commerce Township Clouds" • jimmy_tst - "Nimbostratus clouds over Paya Lebar" • Pazano - "cloud cloud mountain cumulus" • Nicholas_T - "Peek" • dsearls - "2014_01_19_sunset_57z" • desertdutchman - "Michelin Man in the Sky" • muffinn - "Cirrocumulus" • mlipsky2013 - "cirrus clouds blue sky sky"

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