cumulus humilis cloud

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cumulus humilis cloud

[′kyü·myə·ləs ′hyü·mə·ləs ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A species of cumulus cloud characterized by small vertical development and a generally flattened appearance, vertical growth is usually restricted by the existence of a temperature inversion in the atmosphere, which in turn explains the unusually uniform height of the cloud. Also known as fair-weather cumulus.
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Using a similar methodology, eight fair weather cumulus days occurred during both HI-SCALE IOPs over the SGP site (27 April; 8, 11, and 18 May; and 4, 6, 17, and 20 September), which is somewhat above the climatological average.
On the other hand, stratocumulus and fair weather cumulus clouds, which are all cumuliform, are not likely to produce much more than light icing because of the weak updraft strengths.
To get used to precipitation bumps, plan to fly at least a part of your next hot humid flight below the haze line and/or below the fair weather cumulus. You'll certainly get bumps there, and no rain or thunderstorms.