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clouds what else do you need to know

cloud typedefinition
cirrus clouds altitude 16,500-45,000 no rain precipitation
cirrostratus clouds no precipitation 20,000-42,000
nimbostratus clouds 2,000-18,000 heavy rain snow
alto stratus clouds 6,500-16,500 light rain snow boring being up high they make nice sunsets
alto cumulus clouds 6,500-18,000 light rain generally influence thermals
stratocumulus clouds 2,000-6,500 similar to cumulus clouds are textured and puffy usually form from cumulis and stratus clouds some cause light rain and snow
cumulonimbus heavy downpour hail 2,000-45,000 critical conditions are warm moist air rises to 25-75 mph. troposphere winds need to increase considerably with height to encourage it to slant foward for this cloud
cumulus clouds Typical Altitude: 2,000-3,000 ft. three types humilis mediocris congestus fair weather clouds
Created by: robert j