Clouds

By Mercedes Wolfe

3 Types of Upper Level Clouds

  • Cirrus- hard winds, heavy rain, thunderstorms.
  • Cirrocumulus- winter, cold weather, tropical regions- hurricanes.
  • Cirrostratus- rain storm, snow storm.

2 types of Middle Level Clouds

  • Altocumulus- Settled weather.
  • Altostratus- Changing weather.

3 types of Lower Level Clouds

  • Stratus- light mist, drizzle.
  • Stratocumulus- sunny, rain rarely occurs.
  • Nimbostratus- falling rain or snow.

2 Types of Vertical Clouds

  • Cumulus- convection currents.
  • Cumulonimbus- storm clouds.

Fog

  • A cloud on the ground.
  • Fog is mostly formed when southernly winds bring warm, moist air into a region, possibly ending a cold outbreak.
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