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Ten Basic Cloud Types

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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 snow.

Clouds - Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids

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A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. ... Cirrostratus clouds usually come 12-24 hours before a rain or snow storm. Cirrostratus ...

Rain Clouds Vs. Snow Clouds | Sciencing - Synonym

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... are responsible for most precipitation that falls to Earth: stratus, cumulus and nimbus. These clouds are capable of producing both rain and snow, often by ...

A Quick Guide to Cloud Types | WeatherWorks

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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.

Clouds | Weather | Cirrus | Cumulus | Stratus | Rain Storms - Kidzworld

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When enough droplets get together they fall to the ground as rain or if it's very cold, they freeze and fall down as snow, sleet or hail. Clouds play an important ...

What types of clouds does snow fall from? - Quora

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Snow falls from nimbostratus clouds. Nimbostratus clouds are grey, thick, low- level cpouds that ... Are snow clouds the same as rain clouds? Why do coluds stay ...

Are snow clouds the same as rain clouds? - Quora

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It depends on the altitude and the region on earth. For example, rain bearing clouds like cumulonimbus and nimbostratus usually forms the base at 1000-1500 ft.

How to Predict the Weather using Clouds | Section Hikers ...

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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 ...

4 Ways to Distinguish the Different Types of Clouds - wikiHow

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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 ...

cloud - National Geographic Society

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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 ...