From Stratocumulus to Nimbostratus Clouds?

From Stratocumulus to Nimbostratus Clouds?
Weather Talk
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:46pm

Look at these beautiful Stratocumulus clouds photographed over Harlingen.  Stratocumulus clouds are a class of clouds characterized by large dark, rounded masses, usually in groups, lines, or waves.  These clouds are a cross between cumulus clouds (fluffy) and Stratus clouds (blanket cover) and are a lower altitude cloud, usually below 8000 feet.

So when might our Stratocumulus clouds become Nimbostratus clouds?  And what are Nimbostratus clouds?

Nimbostratus clouds are dark, low level clouds accompanied by light to moderately falling precipitation.  Low clouds are primarily composed of water droplets since their bases generally lie below 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).

We'll get a chance to see some Nimbostratus clouds on Thursday and Friday, as the RGV will have a chance of showers both days.  For my long term forecast, please click here..

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