High: Cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus. Middle: Altocumulus, altostratus. Vertical:
Cumulus ..... Frontal cirrostratus is a precursor to rain or snow if it thickens into
mid-level altostratus and ...
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
There are ten main cloud types, which are further divided into 27 sub-types
according to their height shape, colour ... Precipitation: heavier intensity rain or
Nov 26, 2014 ... Did you know that different clouds are precursors to specific types of weather? ...
of developing thunderstorms, including lightning, hail, heavy rain and ... for days
and bring cool temperatures, persistent drizzle or even snow.
Oct 13, 2008 ... 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's an old proverb that goes, "A ring around the sun or moon brings rain or
snow upon you soon." Cirrocumulus (Cc): This very rare cloud type appears in ...
Cloud. Classification: Clouds are classified using a. Latin “Linnean” system
based on genera and ... Precipitation: Occasional light rain, snow. Composition: ...
Clouds that produce rain and snow fall into this category. ("Nimbus" comes from
the Latin word for "rain.") Two examples are the nimbostratus or cumulonimbus ...
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
Snow falls from nimbostratus clouds. Nimbostratus clouds are grey, thick, low-
level cpouds that ... These kinds of clouds are associated with prolonged weather
, mainly rain or snow. Seen here: Fun fact : The root word for nimbus, 'nimbo', ...