Clouds By: Bailey Tipton

Stratus CLOUD

Weather includes drizzle, freezing drizzle and snow grains. The altitude of a stratus cloud is around 6,000 ft. The shape is a uninformed base with layers. Stratus clouds are lower to the ground compared to other types of clouds.

Nimbostratus clouds

Weather includes precipitation but evaporates before it hits the ground. The altitude is about 10,000 feet. It is a very thick cloud and has several layers.

Cumulus clouds

Associated with little to no precipitation at all. The altitude is about 3,300 ft; very low. Some ways to identify a cumulus cloud is that it is very fluffy and looks like cotton candy. It also has a flat base.

AltostRatus cloud

Associated with very little amounts of rain. The altitude is 20,000 ft and the shape is layered, the color is grey, blue, and green colors.

Cumulonimbus cloud

Associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric instability and lots of precipitation. The altitude is about 60,000 ft. The shape is towering and vertical and is mostly dark grey clouds.

Altocumulus cloud

These clouds don't have any type of precipitation or anything. The altitude is 20,000 ft and includes varieties of patches and layers.

Cirrocumulus clouds

Associated with precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground. The altitude is 20,000 ft, there are a lot of layers associated in rows.

Cirrus clouds

Associated with no precipitation. The altitude is about 16,500 ft, these clouds are thin and whispy strands.

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