Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Science: Types of Clouds

Cirrus - wispy and see-through. Typical quiet winter weather; first sign of an approaching storm.

Cumulonimbus - large, billowing, mushroom-like. Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail; possible tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast.

Cumulus - puffy, like cotton balls. Clearing weather; follows a storm.

Stratus - gray layers. Drizzle, fog, or an overcast; usually follows a storm.

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