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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimbostratus_cloud

Nimbostratus is a former "Family C" low-level stratiform genus that is now classified by the ... air mass creates nimbostratus along with shallower stratus clouds producing less rain, these clouds being preceded by higher-level clouds such as ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumulus_cloud

Cumulo- means "heap" or "pile" in Latin. Cumulus clouds are often described as " puffy", ... Normally, cumulus clouds produce little or no precipitation, but they can grow into the precipitation-bearing congestus or cumulonimbus clouds. ... Rain forms in a cumulus cloud via a process involving two non-discrete stages. The first ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratus_cloud

Stratus clouds are low-level clouds characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base, ... from Latin, which means "precipitation". Stratus clouds are too low to produce virga, or rain shears that evaporate before reaching the ground.

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/cloud

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cloud_types

High: Cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus. Middle: Altocumulus, altostratus. Vertical: .... Isolated cirrus do not bring rain; however, large amounts of cirrus can indicate  ...

www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/clouds/cloudwise/types.html

Altostratus clouds do not produce a halo phenomenon nor are the shadows of ... Altostratus, This is a dark gray cloud layer diffused by falling rain or snow.

www.kidzworld.com/article/1352-what-are-clouds

Cumulonimbus (Cb): The cloud that produces showers and thunderstorms. The rain comes and goes with these clouds. Big Cb clouds have lumps that look like ...

sciencing.com/type-clouds-rain-clouds-8261472.html

Besides rain, nimbus clouds are responsible for other precipitation such as hail and snow. ... Nimbostratus clouds are low-altitude rain-producing clouds.

www.weatherworksinc.com/cloud-types

Nov 26, 2014 ... Did you know that different clouds are precursors to specific types of ... clouds can last for days and bring cool temperatures, persistent rain, ...

cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet.2012-Feb-14/modules/clouds/lowclouds2.html

When the atmosphere becomes unstable the convection intensifies and cumulus clouds can develop into rain clouds or thunderstorms. A mature thunderstorm is ...