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Synonyms for cumulonimbus

a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity

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Let us consider the large-scale region of the air atmosphere (troposphere) of the Earth in the warm spring-summer period of the year, in which formation of stratus-rain, cumulonimbus and storm clouds is possible.
Cumulonimbus clouds, or thunderheads, extend well up into the atmosphere, as high as 5 to 10 miles.
If it strengthens further and conditions are unstable, it may grow into a cumulonimbus cloud.
Thunderstorm clouds, officially called cumulonimbus clouds, also can produce hail, and they're the only clouds that can.
No defined cumulonimbus clouds were identified in the vicinity of the accident site.
Answers will vary but could include thunderstorm clouds, also called cumulonimbus clouds.
Even if no lightning results, the warning is used to infer that a cumulonimbus cloud is over the airport, a significant weather event that is very difficult to detect by all other means at night when no lightning is produced.
For instance, in one experience that shed light on the nature of the cumulonimbus thundercloud, Pretor-Pinney tells of a pilot's harrowing experience in which his plane malfunctioned while he was attempting to fly over one of these massive towers in the sky, and, after ejecting, he fell through the cloud and amazingly lived to explain what it was like.
Thunderstorms occur with the rapid upward movement of warm and moist air that cools, condenses and forms cumulonimbus or thunder clouds.
Mountain regions will also experience sunny weather in first portion of the day, but cumulonimbus clouds are expected to take over, accompanied by moderate southeastern winds.
When there is extreme heat, cumulonimbus clouds easily form.
It's always amazing to see a cumulonimbus cloud reach maturity over the dry desert.
Cumulonimbus is a towering storm cloud with an anvil-shaped top and brings rain, sleet, hail and often thunder and lightning.
These are usually caused by rapid growth of cumulonimbus, in as short a time as 10 minutes, and Toshiba's system provides updates within a minute
WEDNESDAY Operation Cloud Lab: Secrets of the Skies BBC Two, 8pm WE'VE all had those lazy days staring up at the sky, watching shapes form and dissolve in the cumulus and cumulonimbus - that's big, white fluffy clouds to you.