Watching the Sky

April 2011
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;Apr2011, Vol. 80, Special section p2
The article offers information on clouds and weather. Clouds are formed from minute drops of water or ice crystals in the atmosphere that coalesce and form clouds. Cloud types can give a hint on what the weather will be. Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy, and indicate a change in weather. Stratus clouds form long layers like a blanket. They usually mean light rain. Cumulus clouds are big and fluffy, usually found in sunny days. Cumulonimbus are big, gray, and bring thunderstorms and heavy rain.


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