Cirrostratus Cirrostratus clouds are thin, white clouds that cover the whole sky like a veil. These clouds are most commonly seen in the winter, and can cause the appearance of a halo around the sun or the moon. Weather prediction: Rain or snow will arrive within 24 hours!
What clouds rain?
Nimbus is an ancient Latin word meaning “rain storm.” Rain or nimbus clouds tend to appear dark gray because their depth and/or density of large water droplets obscures Cloud Classification. Nimbostratus clouds, and cumulus congestus & cumulonimbus clouds too are a couple additional things to look into.
Which clouds indicate precipitation?
Cirrostratus clouds : moisture moving in, sources, nimbostratus clouds: rain, rain go away! Stratus clouds: fog, cumulonimbus clouds: severe storms, altostratus clouds: expect light rain, or altocumulus clouds: warm with a risk of storms too are a couple extra things to think about.
This begs the inquiry “What are the names of rain clouds?”
Stratus/strato : flat/layered and smooth. Cumulus/cumulo : heaped up/puffy, like cauliflower. Cirrus/cirro : high up/wispyAlto : medium level. Nimbus/Nimbo : rain-bearing cloud.
What do clouds look like from far away?
Stratus cloud often look like thin, white sheets covering the whole sky. Since they are so thin, they seldom produce much rain or snow. Sometimes, in the mountains or hills, these clouds appear to be fog. Cumulonimbus clouds grow on hot days when warm, wet air rises very high into the sky. From far away, they look like huge mountains or towers.
Low level clouds are generally based at or below 6,500 feet above ground, mid-level clouds are generally based between 6,500 feet and 15,000 feet above ground, and high level clouds are generally based more than 15,000 feet above ground. All of the pictures on these pages were taken in the Lower Keys, unless otherwise noted.
A common query we ran across in our research was “Do you float through life not knowing the names of clouds?”.
What do all clouds have in common?
They range from the harmless veil cloud that floats across the deep blue summer sky to the large thundercloud that rapidly causes a cooling effect. All clouds have one thing in common: they consist of water, or more precisely, water vapor.
You could be wondering “How to identify the 10 different types of clouds?”
Thus, the 10 types are: Low-level clouds (cumulus, stratus, stratocumulus) that lie below 6,500 feet (1,981 m)Middle clouds (altocumulus, nimbostratus, altostratus) that form between 6,500 and 20,000 feet (1981–6,096 m)High-level clouds (cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus) that form above 20,000 feet (6,096 m)More items.
What are the four major types of clouds?
Mesospheric layer;stratospheric layer;tropospheric layer. Within the troposphere, the cloud levels are listed in descending order of altitude range.
So, what is an example of a cloud deck?
For example, a cloud deck based at 10,000 feet above the ground indicates sufficient rising air and moisture at that level, but does not necessarily reflect the state of the atmosphere below 10,000 feet (or above the top of the cloud deck).
How can I find out where the sky is cloudy?
Move the cloud marker with the mouse (smartphone: simply tap on the white dot of the marker using your finger) to your target region and find out how likely the sky will be cloudy there. In addition to information about cloud cover, our radar also tells you where cloud cover occurs in combination with precipitation.