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The skies are talking to us

Updated on October 30, 2012
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The clouds

Cloud names containing the prefix "cirr-", as in cirrus clouds, are located at high levels while cloud names with the prefix "alto-", as in altostratus, are found at middle levels.

Clouds shapes and heights can help you to predict weather. Sailors have known how to read the sky long before we had weather forecasts. They had to know what was coming so they could stay alive.

I have been out on the Baltic sea many times when the waves and winds were fierce. I remember how I looked out the scuttles and looked straight into the big waves.




Different clouds

From the latin word
Translated
Example of using
 
 
 
cumulus
heap
fair weather cumulus
stratus
layer
altostratus
cirrus
curl of hair
cirrus
nimbus
layer
culumonimbus

What do you know about clouds

Can you tell what weather is coming over you?

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Predicting skills

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Red sky at night - sailors delight

When the sky turnes red when the sun goes down, it is a promise of nice weather the next day.

The same goes for if the sky is red in the morning. You can expect rain so bring the umbrella.

A modern weather station is both fun and important to you who want to predict the weather and winds.

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A major change is coming up

I looked out the window and saw this sky. Since I live pretty high up over the rooftops, I was amazed about the beauty. A few rays of sun were still painting the blue sky, but the dark clouds screamed a warning of lots of rain and storm.

I quickly brought the laundry inside and closed the windows, After just a few minutes, the storm tried to tare of the bricks of my house. The sound came through the vents and around the balcony. I love to be inside my home when these weathers come over us.


Review "You don't want to start the day without it."

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We all have been lying on the ground looking up into the fluffy white clouds and finding figures. Balls of cotton, lambs, faces or even a buss. I have tried to paint those clouds but never succeeded very well. There must be a secret about how to do them. After all, they are just drops of water gathering in the sky above us.

Watching the clouds

For some the strom is a bliss

Do you "READ" the skies too?

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      Lucy 

      6 years ago

      Hi, I have just seen that you have added a link to my squidoo lens about Clouds! Thank you so much! This is a great article and I really appreciate you sharing my lens!

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      dmop 

      6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Nice hub, I watch the skies often and find that I am good at reading the coming weather, but like the weather man I'm not always right. Voted up and interesting.

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      Dreamer at heart 

      6 years ago from Northern California

      thanks this was beautiful and interesting. Did you ever find amber on the beach near the Baltic Sea?

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