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20 Facts About Clouds

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Here are some interesting facts about clouds.

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Cirrus clouds are the most common type of high cloud. Report Abuse
They also signal good weather, the direction weather is coming, and weather or not a change in weather is coming soon.
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Cirrus clouds can travel at more than 100 miles per hour. Report Abuse
When it rains, they tend to travel at 30 to 40 miles per hour. Wow! That is really fast.
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Cumulonimbus clouds mean bad weather is on the way. Report Abuse
This could mean thunderstorms, hail, or tornadoes.
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Planet Mercury has no clouds. Report Abuse
This is because Mercury has no atmosphere.
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Clouds are actually water droplets. Report Abuse
The water droplets are formed when moist warm air rises up into the sky and is then cooled down.
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Fog is classified as a cloud. Report Abuse
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Clouds float because they are warmer than the outside air that surrounds it. Report Abuse
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The word meteoros is Greek and means high in the sky. Report Abuse
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Cumulus and cirrus clouds signal good weather. Report Abuse
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Stratus clouds usually produce light rain or drizzle. Report Abuse
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Rain or snow usually follows nimbostratus clouds. Report Abuse
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Cirrostratus clouds mean rain is on the way. Report Abuse
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Clouds develop horizontally or vertically. Report Abuse
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The planet Mars does not have clouds because of its thin atmosphere. Report Abuse
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Okies love to go outside and watch clouds turn green before a tornado comes. Report Abuse
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When an airplane leaves a white trail in the sky, it is called a contrail. Report Abuse
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Clouds look like white because they reflect light from the sun. Report Abuse
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There are main types of clouds: cumulus, stratus and cirrus. Report Abuse
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It takes a couple of minutes to an hour for a cloud to be created. Report Abuse
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Most of the clouds we see are in the lowest part of the atmosphere, the troposphere. Report Abuse
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