altostratus


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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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ALTOSTRATUS, on the other hand, often precedes precipitation by 24 hours or less in the winter.
Altocumulus generally form about 6,500 feet to 20,000 feet (2,000 to 6,100 metres) above ground level, a similar level to altostratus formations.
Altostratus and altocumulus are the common mid-level clouds, explained Nasiri.
'The worst part was pronouncing all the meteorological terms, like altostratus castellanus.'
"Altostratus castellanus," fires back Billie with crisp expertise.