nimbostratus


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Related to nimbostratus: cumulonimbus, altocumulus

nim·bo·strat·us

 (nĭm′bō-străt′əs, -strā′təs)
n.
A low, gray, often dark cloud that precipitates rain, snow, or sleet.

nimbostratus

(ˌnɪmbəʊˈstreɪtəs; -ˈstrɑːtəs)
n, pl -ti (-taɪ)
(Physical Geography) a dark-coloured rain-bearing stratus cloud

nim•bo•stra•tus

(ˌnɪm boʊˈstreɪ təs, -ˈstræt əs)

n., pl. -stra•ti (-ˈstreɪ taɪ, -ˈstræt aɪ)
a cloud of a class characterized by a formless dark layer; a rain cloud of the layer type, of low altitude.
[1885–90]

nim·bo·strat·us

(nĭm′bō-străt′əs)
A low, gray, dark cloud formation often covering the entire sky. Nimbostratus clouds usually produce steady rain, sleet, or snow.
Translations

nimbostratus

[ˌnɪmbəʊˈstreɪtəs] N (nimbostrati (pl)) [ˌnɪmbəʊstreɪtaɪ]nimbostrato m
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When this happens you'll see a lot of stratiform layers such as stratus, nimbostratus, and altostratus.
"Middle clouds" (6,500 to 23,000 feet) include altocumulus, altostratus, and nimbostratus. "High clouds" (over 23,000 feet) are cirrus, cirrostratus, and cirrocumulus.
The middle region includes altostratus, altocumulus, and nimbostratus clouds, which are between 6,000 and 20,000 feet.