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How clouds are formed.

Clouds are formed from water vapor that condenses (change from a gas or vapor to a liquid) and then comes together in tiny droplets to create a cloud.

CLOUD VOCABULARY

Cirrus feathery (from Latin word cirrus, meaning "curl, filament, tuft")


Cumulus piled up (from Latin word cummulus, meaning "heap, mass")


Stratus sheet like (from Latin word stratus, meaning "stretched out, extended")


Nimbus rain (from Latin word nimbus, meaning "heavy rain; rain cloud")


Alto high (from Latin word altus, meaning "high")

Types of Clouds

FUN FACT: There are 11 different types of clouds!

Cirrostratus

These clouds are thin, sheet-like clouds that cover the whole sky

Cirrocummulus

These clouds are sometimes called mackerel clouds because of their scale-like shape

Altocummulus

These clouds love to come out on warm, humid summer mornings and sing their thunderstorm songs in the afternoon

Altostratus

These clouds are friends with Elsa with their ice crystal design. They also cover the whole sky


Nimbostratus

These clouds are dark gray and mysterious and they can LET IT GO with snow

Cummulonimbus

They are the giants of the cloud family they can reach higher than 39,000 meters.

Low cummulonimbus clouds can bring lighting, thunder, violent tornadoes, and other intense weather conditions

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