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ice clouds
silky hair like appearance
lines across a clear sky
wispy horizontal bands
cirrus
high cloud
ice clouds
sheets or layers
ripples like sand
cirrocumulus
cirro
transparent

white and ful of strength in appearance

not dense enough to blur the outline of sun or moon
cirrostratus
cirro
white, may be gray in flat layers, masses or rolls

mostly in small elements

darker than cirrocumulus
altocumulus
alto
sheets of gray/blue

sun looks as if through frosted glass
altostratus
alto
water cloud

masses of wavy rolls in extended sheets

frontal edge of a cold front
stratocumulus
strato
water cloud

light to dark gray

appear in sheets diffuse from precipitation

precipitation is lengthy
nimbostratus
nimbo
light to dark gray

uniform in appearance

drizzle, light rain or snow may last several days
stratus
low
water clouds

flat on the bottom

separated, detached in dome shapes
cumulus
puffy
heavy, dark, towering

raged cloud formation below-scuds

local-bring short storms

when preceding a cold fromt, precip lasts longer

thunder and lightning
cumulonimbus
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