The 3 Major Cloud Formations
These clouds are thin, wispy, and are composed of ice crystals rather than water droplets. They usually bring windy weather. Cirriform clouds are high clouds.
Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds. (High Clouds, windy weather)
Usually small puffs of cloud that are close together and in long lines. (high clouds, windy weather)
Thin clouds that usually let the sunlight or moonlight shine through. (high clouds, windy weather)
Clouds that are grayish in color, they cover most or all of the sky, rarely are they broken in individual clouds.
Clouds that are associated with changing weather. (Middle Clouds)
Clouds that usually indicate settled weather. (Middle Clouds)
Clouds that are massive and rounded usually with a flat base and limited horizontal extent but often billowing upward to great heights.
A low hanging lumpy clouds. (Low clouds, usually accompanied by small amounts of precipitation.
Dark, low hanging clouds. (usually accompanied by light to moderately falling precipitation)
There are 4 different kinds of fog. Radiation Fog is the result of the ground losing heat through radiation, usually at night. Advection Fog is when warm, moist air moves horizontally over a cold surface, such as snow-covered ground or a cold ocean current. Upslope Fog is created by adiabatic cooling when humid air climbs a topographic slope. Evaporation Fog is when water vapor is added to cold air that is already near saturation.