cumulus mediocris cloud

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cumulus mediocris cloud

[′kyü·myə·ləs mē·dē′ō·krəs ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A cloud species unique to the species cumulus, of moderate vertical development, the upper protuberances or sproutings being not very marked; there may be a small cauliflower aspect; while this species does not give any precipitation, it frequently develops into cumulus congestus and cumulonimbus.
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I filed IFR at 7000 for the outbound leg, which gave me the choice of a lot twists and turns to avoid building cumulus clouds and their bumps, or boring through them and accept the uncomfortable ride.
The sky was clear, but there were some building cumulus clouds.
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