Thursday, February 5, 2015

Nimbostratus Cloud

We've now learned that cirrus clouds are thin wispy stringy clouds way up high in the sky,
cumulus clouds are big and puffy, almost like cotton balls,
cumulonimbus clouds are tall mushroom shaped clouds that are seen during storms,
and stratus clouds are flat hazy foggy clouds that sometimes have light rain.

Another type of cloud is called a nimbostratus cloud.
Just like a stratus cloud, it is big and hazy and not puffy like a cumulus cloud,
but like the cumulonimbus cloud it is dark and is a sign of rain.

Usually nimbostratus clouds mean it is going to be steady rain for a while, but not thunderstorms or tornadoes.

(from: wikipedia - nimbostratus cloud)

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