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A high cloud; thin and wispy. Generally point to fair or pleasant weather.
Cirrus
Small, rounded, white puffs that may occur individually or in long rows. It has a rippling appearance that distinguishes it from other closely related types.
Cirrocumulus
Thin, sheetlike, high clouds that often covers the entire sky. They are so thin that the sun and moon can be clearly seen through them. Often produces a halo. Indicates a storm approaching in 12 to 24 hours.
Cirrostratus
Gray, puffy mases, sometimes rolled out in parallel waves or bands. The individual puffs are also large. Can mean summers by late afternoon on a humid summer day.
Altocumulus
A gray or blue-gray cloud composed of ice crystals and water droplets. Looks like a watery sun, covers the entire sky.
Altostratus
Dark gray, "wet" looking cloud associated with falling rain or snow. Sheetlike.
Nimbostratus
low lumpy clouds that appear in rows, in patches, or as rounded masses with blue sky visible between the individual cloud elements. Looks like rounded masses with lots of blue in between.
Stratocumulus
Very small puffs with little bits of blue space in between.
Altocumulus
Uniform grayish cloud that often covers the entire sky. It resembles a fog that does not reach the ground.
Stratus
Puffy clouds that can take on a variety of shapes, but look like a piece of floating cotton with sharp outlines and a flat base.
Cumulus
A thunderstorm cloud, large and puffy. Looks like an anvil.
Cumulonimbus