Stratocumulus Clouds
low, lumpy layer of clouds

Stratocumulus clouds generally appear as a low, lumpy layer of clouds that is sometimes accompanied by weak intensity precipitation. Stratocumulus vary in color from dark gray to light gray and may appear as rounded masses, rolls, etc., with breaks of clear sky in between.

Photograph by: Holle

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Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.