Cloud/Storm smore

By Ben

Clouds types

Nimbostratus-Low to middle stage, forming a thick uniform gray layer from which rain or snow falls from (without lightning or thunder).

Stratocumulus-Cloud forming a low layer of clumped or broken gray masses.

Stratus- Cloud forming a continuous horizontal gray sheet, often with rain or snow.

Altostratus- Cloud forming a continuous uniform layer that resembles stratus but occurs at medium altitude, usually 6,500–23,000 feet.

Altocumulus-cloud forming a layer of rounded masses with a level base, occurring at medium altitude, usually 6,500–23,000 feet

Cirrostratus-Cloud forming a thin, more or less uniform, semitranslucent layer at high altitude, usually 16,500–45,000 feet.

Cirrocumulus-cloud forming a broken layer of small fleecy clouds at high altitude, usually 16,500–45,000 feet, typically with a rippled or granulated appearance

Cirrus-Cloud forming fluffy clouds at 16,500-45,000 feet.

Cumulonimbus- A cloud forming a towering mass with a flat base at fairly low altitude and often a flat top, as in thunderstorms.

Cumulus-A cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude.

Main Types of precipitation

Rain-moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops
Snow-atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer
sleet-a form of precipitation consisting of ice pellets, often mixed with rain or snow.
Hail-pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds.

How do we forecast the weather?

Meteorologist are scientists who monitor weather conditions. They sample a wide network of weather stations and use satellite images to map out the positions of the large air masses circling the Earth. Since air masses interact in a relatively predictable way, meteorologists are able to predict weather patterns with some degree of accuracy.
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