They provide relief from the heat of direct sunlight but also act as a blanket to warm the earth.
Clouds help water the earth by providing precipitation but can hinder driving by reducing visibility.
They come in infinite shapes and sizes yet we often recognize more familiar objects or animals.
Clouds can be carried along by winds of up to 150 mph (240 km/h) or can remain stationary while the wind passes through them.
They can form behind high flying aircraft or can dissipate as a plane flies through them. They are not confined to earth but are found on other planets as well.
What are clouds? They are “the visible aggregate of minute particles of water and/or ice”. They form when water vapor condenses. Become “Cloudwise” by learning about clouds and how they form.
Fog is a ground level cloud which is the lowest formation and cumulonimbus can stretch to over five miles. Starting Sunday I will be bringing you information on the various cloud formations. This will be broken into chunks so you won’t be overwhelmed in having to read the whole thing in one post.
Clear to partly cloudy skies can be expected through the weekend with dry weather forecast. High pressure will slowly drift through the area into early next week ensuring a precipitation free forecast. Temperatures will continue to moderate for those folks looking for spring. Temperatures will reach the upper 50s today and hit the lower 60s over the weekend. Even warmer temperatures are anticipated early next week when mid to upper 60s readings are forecast.
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