|What are these clouds predicting? (credit: Tom Uhlman)|
How's the weather where you are—is it cloudy? What kind of clouds, exactly? Most of us understand what clouds are. These puffy floating clusters of tiny water droplets or ice crystals form from rising, cooling, condensing water vapor in the air. But as my book Inside Weather discusses, not all clouds are alike. And identifying the types of clouds out there is an important part of weather forecasting. Clouds move with the wind and change shape and color with changing temperature, air pressure, and the landscape below. Clouds look different because they are formed by different kinds of winds and mixes of ice and water. Clouds are affected by weather, create weather, and can give us an idea of what weather is on the way.
- CLOUD TYPE
- A.M. WEATHER
- P.M. PREDICTED WEATHER
- ACTUAL P.M. WEATHER (TIME)
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