Clouds

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Clouds

Clouds

Cirrus Clouds(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/139/cache/high-cloud-cirrus_13914_600x450.jpg)Fair to pleasant weather; usually indicates a weather change within 24 hours.

Cirrocumulus Clouds(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/010/cache/kalahari-clouds_1029_600x450.jpg)Indicate fair but cold weather. In tropical areas, they may mean a hurricane is approaching.

Cirrostratus Clouds(http://www.geography.hunter.cuny.edu/tbw/wc.notes/5.cond.precip/cirrostratus.clouds.jpg)Usually come about 12-24 hours before a rain or snow storm.

Altocumulus Clouds(http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/23degrees/altocumuluscloud1.jpg)Thunderstorms travel with these clouds.

Altostratus Clouds(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LvTpJmBreos/TsRpWxNWJWI/AAAAAAAAFqY/jg-JhPVjjpg/s1600/undulatus-1_111611.jpg)These clouds form ahead of storms with continuous rain or snow.

Altocumulus Castellanus(http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/chap08/ac_cast.jpg)These clouds carry thunderstorms.

Standing Lenticular Altocumulus(http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/abq/cli/features/acsl/acsl2.jpg)These are associated with strong winds.

Nimbostratus Clouds(http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Atmosphere/images/nimbostratus3_big.jpg)Light, but continuous snow or rain.

Stratus Clouds(http://freebigpictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/stratus.jpg)Light mist or drizzle.

Stratocumulus Clouds(http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/key/Cloud_Chart/Low/Large/L5a.JPG)Rarely have rain, but can turn into nimbostratus clouds.

Cumulus Clouds(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Cumulus_clouds_in_fair_weather.jpeg)Generally fair weather.

Towering Cumulus Clouds(http://www.eskimo.com/~rachford/mountaineering/gallery/mtn_photos/buffalo-towering-cumulus.jpg)The higher the cloud, the better chance for showers or possible waterspouts.

Cumulonimbus Clouds(http://www.capetownskies.com/full-size-favourites/05_cunim_city.jpg)These are thunderstorm clouds. They are associated with heavy rain, snow, hail, lightning, and even tornadoes.


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