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Blog #1 This blog will be dedicated to looking at different types of low clouds.

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Image #1 Cumulus Clouds: These clouds can be associated with both fair weather and stormy weather, if your outside on a sunny day and notice these little white puffy clouds floating by those are fair weather cumulus clouds. Typically cumulus clouds form between 2,5000ft and 5,000ft in general. The fair weather cumulus clouds are white in color, while the stormy cumulus clouds are darker in color.

Image #2 Towering Cumulus: These clouds are just that they tower in the sky high, usually they start at about 3,000ft and can extend upwards to 10,000ft in height. TCU for short, these types of clouds are white in color if your away from them, however when you get closer then they take on a darker color, also these types of clouds can produce rain, and even over water they sometimes form waterspouts.

Image #3 Cumulus-nimbus Clouds: These clouds mean business, they are sometimes for short labeled CB clouds, these clouds if your away from them will look white in the horizon, but they can quickly become dark in color and also produce very stormy weather, some conditions you can see with these types of clouds include, strong winds, large hail, lightning, thunder, tornadoes. These clouds are usually found from 3,000 to well over 20,000ft in height. These clouds are like a little machine, in regards to what it takes for this type of cloud to function.

Image #4 Stratus Clouds: These types of clouds are found anywhere from the ground to usually 2,000ft in height, that is right stratus on the ground, better known as FOG. Stratus clouds are very smooth in texture and don't extend very high into the atmosphere, also with stratus clouds the weather is usually gloomy, either in the form of FOG or showers.

Image #5 Strato-cumulus Clouds: These types of clouds are also found in the low levels of the atmosphere, however they are very unique in nature in that they are puffy clouds that are not very high, they usually form in a line or row as well.

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