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Cloud Types

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Cirrocumulus
puffy (mackeral sky) | Highest level (above 18,000ft.)
Cirrus
Wispy | Highest level (above 18,000 ft.)
Altocumulus
Puffy | (6,000 to 20,000ft.)
Altostratus
Wispy | (6,000 to 20,000ft.)
Stratocumulus
Puffy white clouds that are banded together | (Below 6,000ft.)
Stratus
(Type of Precipitation: Drizzle) -- Wispy greyish clouds | (Below 6,000 ft.)
Nimbostratus
Low rain clouds, steady precipitation | (Below 6,000 ft.)
Cumulus
(Type of Precipitation: Flurries) -- Beginnings of storm clouds, are beginning to rise and turn grey. | (Below 6,000 ft.)
Cumulonimbus
Type of precipitation: Hailstones -- Storm clouds that rise through all of the troposphere and are capped by an anvil as the clouds spread at the tropopause. | (Below 6,000 ft.)
Cumuliform
Types of precipitation: Showers & snow squalls
Stratus
Types of precipitation: Drizzle & snow Grains
Cumulus congestus
Type of precipitation: Snow pellets