Storm Spotting 101: How to Use Clouds to Predict the Weather

How to Use Clouds to Predict the Weather

Is it possible to gauge what the weather is going to be like without checking your smartphone? By looking at the shape of clouds and how high they are in the sky, you can start getting a hang of predicting what the weather will be like in the next day or two.

Cumulonimbus clouds are the big, puffy clouds that go up to 50,000 feet in the air and usually predict the arrival of a big storm, while altostratus clouds are thin and wispy clouds that take up the whole sky and usually come before a lot of rain and snow.

You don't need to be a weather spotter or meteorologist to forecast the weather. Just a basic knowledge of what's written in the sky.

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