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Cloud
a mass of water droplets or ice crystals that have clustered in the atmosphere
Cirrus
a cloud that is thin, feathery, and high in the sky, usually associated with sunny weather
Cumulus
a cloud that looks like puffy white cotton, usually associated with fair weather
Stratus
a flat, gray, layered cloud that covers the sky
Nimbostratus
a low, gray cloud that produces rain or snow
Cumulonimbus cloud
a huge vertical cloud that can produce a thunderstorm and hail
Tornado
a dark funnel of strong and destructive winds over land
Hurricane
a tropical storm that forms over warm ocean water
Thunderstorm
small storm often accompanied by heavy precipitation and lightning
Cyclone
swirling center of low air pressure
Typhoon
a tropical cyclone that occurs in the Western Pacific