CBS4 FOOTBALL BLITZ: Broncos LB Shane Ray is the guest for tonight's taping at Viewhouse Centennial (More Info)

What Do Clouds Tell Us About The Weather?

Written by Meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin

Clouds can tell us a lot about what’s going on with our weather right now or what might be on the way.

Cloud formations like cumulus, cirrus and stratus can tell us a lot about our weather conditions — so you don’t really need to be a meteorologist to look at the clouds and come up with a possible forecast. 

CIRRUS:  They are high level clouds that are wispy and feathery. They are  found above 20,000 feet or above. (Generally that mean a storm system is approaching and could arrive within the next 24 to 48 hours)

STRATUS: are flat clouds that look layered and can produce rain and snow. They are found around 6,000 feet or below.

CUMULUS: are white and fluffy they have the appearance of a cotton ball (these clouds mean we could see a  fair weather day or a day filled with afternoon and evening storms)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

Weather App
Future Leaders

Watch & Listen LIVE