cumulus congestus cloud


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cumulus congestus cloud

[′kyü·myə·ləs kən′jes·təs ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A strongly sprouting cumulus species with generally sharp outline and sometimes a great vertical development, and with cauliflower or tower aspect.
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Cumulonimbus incus, or thunderstorm clouds, form when rapid updrafts within cumulus congestus clouds rise into the upper atmosphere and spread out into mushroom-shaped anvils.