High: Cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus. Middle: Altocumulus, altostratus. Vertical:
..... Frontal cirrostratus is a precursor to rain or snow if it thickens into mid-level ...
Cirrus clouds are always composed of ice crystals, and their transparent
character ... Altostratus, This is a dark gray cloud layer diffused by falling rain or
Nov 26, 2014 ... Did you know that different clouds are precursors to specific types of ... days and
bring cool temperatures, persistent rain, drizzle, or even snow.
Among the many different cloud types, three are responsible for most
precipitation that falls ... These clouds are capable of producing both rain and
snow, often by .
Snow falls from nimbostratus clouds. Nimbostratus clouds are grey, thick, low-
level ... These kinds of clouds are associated with prolonged weather, mainly rain
or snow. Seen here: Fun fact : The root word for nimbus, 'nimbo', ...
Oct 13, 2015 ... Clouds are one of the most reliable predictors of weather when you are ... Clouds
form low blankets of cloud and indicate rain or snow, lasting ...
There are three main types of higher level clouds: cirrus, cirrostratus and
cirrocumulus. ..... When it gives precipitation, it is in the form of continuous rain or
Cloud. Classification: Clouds are classified using a. Latin “Linnean” system
based on genera and ... Precipitation: Occasional light rain, snow. Composition: ...
Shape and height of clouds together will tell you the likelihood of precipitation (
rain/snow/hail). Fun facts: Some UFO sightings are actually the result of cloud ...
Jan 21, 2011 ... Clouds that produce rain and snow fall into this category. ("Nimbus" comes from
the Latin word for "rain.") Two examples are the nimbostratus ...