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What type of cloud is flat and covers the sky?
Stratus: Stratus clouds hang low in the sky as a flat, featureless, uniform layer of grayish cloud. It resembles fog that hugs the horizon (instead of the ground). When You’ll See It: Stratus are seen on dreary overcast days and are associated with light mist or drizzle.
What are flat layered clouds called?
Stratus clouds are uniform and flat, producing a gray layer of cloud cover which may be precipitation-free or may cause periods of light precipitation or drizzle.
Which cloud covers most of the sky?
Similar to fog (but on the horizon instead of on the ground), stratus clouds are a gray featureless layer of clouds that cover all or most of the sky.
What clouds are layered and often cover most of the sky?
Stratus—“Stratus” means “layer” and refers to the group of clouds that form in big sheets covering the entire sky. Cumulus—In Latin “cumulus” means “heap.” These are the clouds that we often say looks like bunnies or giant castles.
What type of cloud is above 18000 feet in the atmosphere?
Cirrostratus are thin and wispy. This a high thin layered type of cloud cover purely composed of ice crystals. It is quite difficult to detect these clouds since they are very high and thin. They occur at an altitude of above 18,000 feet and they signify high moisture content in the atmosphere.
What kind of clouds are in the sky?
Certain clouds, such as low-level, short, cumulus clouds, indicate that fair weather is moving into the area. Residents can expect sunny skies and little precipitation.
What kind of clouds form ahead of a warm front?
Altostratus tend to form ahead of a warm or occluded front. They can also occur together with cumulus at a cold front. Like their name suggests (which is Latin for “curl of hair”), cirrus are thin, white, wispy strands of clouds that streak across the sky.
What do stratus clouds look like in the sky?
Stratus cloud often look like thin, white sheets covering the whole sky. Since they are so thin, they seldom produce much rain or snow. Sometimes, in the mountains or hills, these clouds appear to be fog. Cumulonimbus clouds grow on hot days when warm, wet air rises very high into the sky.