cumulonimbus cloud

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Related to cumulonimbus cloud: cirrostratus cloud, Nimbostratus cloud
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a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity

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Low pressure associated with high temperatures in the area led to the formation of convective clouds, and these then developed into cumulonimbus clouds.
A cumulonimbus cloud occupying a volume of 1,000 cubic miles often weighs more than 1 million (1.
This was the question posed the last time I dared to venture there, nursing a wiffy pint of cumulonimbus cloud quality, destined to be left unfinished amid the wash of ``gorrennie'' beggars, ``wannennie'' salesmen of quality odd socks, flamethrower lighters and prosthetic limbs and the general meffing and blinding being bandied across the bar.
As it continues to pile up, it may form a cumulonimbus cloud or thunderhead, with a telltale anvil shape.
Cumulonimbus cloud display allows pilots to get a vertical view of potential storm clouds.
A tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
All these conditions amount to a readiness to create Cumulonimbus cloud at will.
Thundersnow occurs when there is sufficient convection in the clouds producing snow to form a cumulonimbus cloud, which is a cloud producing thunder and lightning along with the snow as well.
Simon Keeling is the world's first Doctor of Broadcasting Meteorology Statocumulus is the most common cloud in the UK The cumulonimbus cloud produces heavy showers.
A "normal" cumulonimbus cloud is imposing enough -- a massive, anvil-shaped tower of power reaching five miles (8 km) high, hurling thunderbolts, wind and rain.
Rain accentuates the visible activity of the high-above-ground convection and turbulence within the cumulonimbus cloud.
And while you're at it you can plan a holiday in the sun or impress your children by pointing out that cumulonimbus cloud formation over the back garden.
Among nature's most destructive phenomena, tornadoes are rapidly spinning columns of rising air extending between the base of a cumulonimbus cloud and the ground.
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.
CUMULONIMBUS clouds are tall, mushroom-like (flat on top and round on the bottom), and low in the sky.