When you are laying in the grass looking up at the clouds daydreaming have you ever wondered what kind of clouds you are actually looking at? Check out the names/descriptions of the different clouds below to find out.
High Clouds (16,500-45,000 feet)
Cirrus – delicate feathery clouds with wispy shapes
Cirrostratus – Thin, white clouds that cover the whole sky like a veil. More commonly seen in the winter
Cirrocumulus – Thin, sometimes patchy, sheet-like clouds.
Mid-level Clouds (6,500-23,000 feet)
Altocumulus – Several patchy white or gray layers and look to have fluffy ripple rows.
Altostratus – Gray or blue-gray that usually cover the entire sky.
Nimbostratus – Thick, dark, gray clouds that seem to fade in falling rain or snow.
Low Clouds (less than 6,500 feet)
Cumulus – Fluffy, white cotton ball clouds
Stratus – Thin, white sheets covering the whole sky.
Cumulonimbus – From far away these clouds will look like huge mountains. They grow larger on warm, wet days as air rises higher in the sky!
Stratocumulus – Patchy gray or white clouds often seen with a dark honeycomb-like appearance.
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