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Know how to define
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likely within 15 to 20 hours if wind Northeast to South. Early
summer A.M. often afternoon thunder showers. Other winds overcast.
||Ice clouds. Precipatation
likely within 15 to 25 hours if winds steady from the Northeast, East
South, or sooner if winds Southeast to South. Other winds bring
||Ice clouds. Good weather
if winds from the West, Northwest to North. Precipatation likely
within 20 to 30 hours if winds steady from Northeast, East to South.
||Water and ice
clouds. Some precipatation likely within 15 to 20 hours if
wind is steady Northeast to South. Other wind bring overcast sky.
||Precipatation likely in 10 to 15
hours if winds steady Northeast to South. Sun appears to be
behind frosted glass. Other wind bring overcast sky.
||Rain or snow
Precipation of long duration if winds Northeast to South, or shorter
duration if winds are from the Southwest, West to North.
||Winds from Northeast to South
may bring heavy precipatation. Other winds bring only light
drizzle or an overcast sky.
||Immediate threatener of bad
weather from a sprinkle to heavy precipatation. If at head of a
coldfront, gusty winds or thunder shower.
||Fair weather clouds broken up by
strong winds. No precipatation unless winds steady Northeast to
South, then cumulus fractus of bad weather.
Clouds with Vertical Development
if winds from the Northeast to South, shorter duration with other winds.
||Precipatation likely and soon
coming usually from the Southwest West to North. Distant clouds
often show an anvil-shaped cirroform cap.
Cloud Identification Guide