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cirrus
curly, thin, wispy, or feathery-high cloud, delicatewispy clouds that appear high in the sky, ice crystals. at times can indicate the location of a distant storm
cumulus
piled up, puffy, billowing or accumulated mounds-are those ever-changing puffy, cauliflower-shaped clouds that usually float lazily across the sky and signal fair weather, their tops shine brilliantly white in the sun while their bases are darker
stratus
spread out, sheet like, or layered,are low, even gray sheets, only a drizzle can fall from them
stratocumulus
irregulsr folds and layers, darh and light areas on the bottom, piles of clouds in the layers, don't often produce rain
nimbostratus
true rain clouds, are thich and dark enough to block the sun completely, produce steady rain
fog
is a cloud whose base touches the ground
cumolonimbus
thunderheads,mean heavy rain, lightning, and thunder, hial or on occasions, a deadly tornado comes from these clouds
cirrocumulus
clouds look like many small tufts of cotton hanging high, but they rarely form together, often rippled and wavelike, these clouds indicate and approaching warm front
cirrostratus
white torn veils or patches of silk, a halo to appear around the sun
altocumulus
patches of gray or white, commonly arranged in rows and can cover, to the earth-bound veiwer, the entire sky
altostratus
blue or gray sheet across the sky , sun appears as though it were shining through frosted glass