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Related to altostratus: nimbostratus, altocumulus
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Synonyms for altostratus

a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

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A wispy altostratus cloud blocks light of the setting sun as seen from the summit of Mount Pisgah.
CIRRUS (HIGH CLOUDS) Cirrus Cirrocumulus Cirrostratus ALTO (MIDDLE-LEVEL CLOUDS) Altocumulus Altostratus LOW CLOUDS Cumulus Stratocumulus Nimbostratus Stratus
Most of the clouds here tend to be stratiform--stratocumulus, altostratus, and cirrostratus.
This radar triad at Addu Atoll provided unprecedented observations of the entire tropical cloud population, including precipitating and nonprecipirating shallow cumulus clouds, midlayer altostratus and altocumulus, convective congestus, isolated deep convective clouds, upper-level anvil and cirrus clouds, mesoscale convective systems, and hydrometer types.