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What type of cloud indicates rain?

nimbus clouds

What type of cloud is it that indicates rain or snow are coming?

Cumulonimbus clouds

Do cumulus clouds mean rain?

Cumulus clouds are clouds which have flat bases and are often described as “puffy”, “cotton-like” or “fluffy” in appearance. Normally, cumulus clouds produce little or no precipitation, but they can grow into the precipitation-bearing congestus or cumulonimbus clouds.

What are heaps of rain clouds called?

Vertical clouds are the heaped up ones, so their names include the root “cumulus.” The big, towering storm clouds are called cumulonimbus.

Can you catch a cloud in a jar?

Pour 1 cup of hot boiling water into a glass jar. Place a 3-5 pieces of ice on top of the lid of the jar. Watch the top of the jar carefully and you will see a cloud begin to form. After observing the cloud in the jar, remove the lid and watch the cloud escape out of the jar.

What is inside a cloud?

Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets or ice crystals, usually a mixture of both. The water and ice scatter all light, making clouds appear white. If the clouds get thick enough or high enough all the light above does not make it through, hence the gray or dark look.

Whats it like to touch a cloud?

“Cotton wool, cotton candy, fluffy, cool, wet ….” These low altitude clouds, with lots of water droplets, reflect a lot of sunlight at visible wavelengths back to space, hence the bright brilliant view from above – you are seeing the reflected light. …

Can you weigh a cloud?

According to scientists, the weight of the average cumulus cloud is 1.1 million pounds! Think about that for a moment. This means that at any given moment, there are millions of pounds of water floating above your head. For one thing, the weight is spread out into millions of droplets over a really big space.

Can a cloud crush you?

As for water droplet clouds of the sort that normally occur in more typical weather, they may make you quite wet by dumping rain on you, but they won’t “crush” you. According to scientists, the weight of the average cumulus cloud is 1.1 million pounds!

How old is the oldest cloud on Earth?

Astronomers have discovered the largest and oldest mass of water ever detected in the universe — a gigantic, 12-billion-year-old cloud harboring 140 trillion times more water than all of Earth’s oceans combined.