Does the sky turn green before a tornado?
It's true the sky can turn green before a tornado. As a Nebraska native, I've witnessed the phenomenon firsthand numerous times. While thunderstorm clouds may appear green or yellow before a tornado, they may also turn these colors before a hail storm.
Are Asperatus clouds rare?
Undulatus asperatus clouds are a rare formation that was proposed as a new category of cloud in 2009, according to the National Weather Service, and is likely to become the first cloud formation added since 1951 to the International Cloud Atlas of the World Meteorological Organization.
How many different types of clouds are there?
What are high level clouds?
High-level clouds form above 20,000 feet (6,000 meters) and since the temperatures are so cold at such high elevations, these clouds are primarily composed of ice crystals. High-level clouds are typically thin and white in appearance, but can appear in a magnificent array of colors when the sun is low on the horizon.
What are the 4 classes of clouds based on altitude?
Within each altitude class additional classifications are defined based on four basic types and combinations thereof. These types are Cirrus (meaning hair like), Stratus (meaning layer), Cumulus (meaning pile) and Nimbus (meaning rain producing).
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