high clouds

high clouds

[′hī ¦klau̇dz]
(meteorology)
Types of clouds whose mean lower level is above 20,000 feet (6100 meters); principal clouds in this group are cirrus, cirrocumulus, and cirrostratus.
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Amman, March 13 (Petra)-- Warm weather is expected to continue Tuesday and over the next two days across the Kingdom with high clouds and westerly moderate to brisk winds, According to Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).
The research lead by Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Hui Su revealed current climate models are underestimating the decreases in high clouds in these regions.
RAMALLAH, April 10, 2017 (WAFA) - Weather on Monday is pleasant in the mountains and coastal areas and warm in the Jordan Valley with some medium to high clouds, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).
Met Office meteorologist Emma Sharples said the spectacular view was a result of high clouds over the city coupled with cold, clean air.
With expectation of some moderate and high clouds, there would be winds with light to moderate north westerly to northerly, Karam pointed out.
They found what they consider definitive evidence of high clouds blanketing the planet and hiding information about the composition and behavior of the lower atmosphere and surface.
Temperature is expected to rise considerably on Wednesday to become above seasonal average by around 4 to 5 degrees Celsius accompanied by clear skies and high clouds.
Cirrus, or high clouds, are at levels five miles or more above Earth.
Divided into sections devoted to low, middle, and high clouds, this field guide to the skies includes such details as the ferocious, storm-producing capabilities of the cumulonimbus, the UFO-like appearance of the altocumulus lenticularis, and the halo-forming tendencies of the cirrostratus.
Late in the afternoon, however, high clouds began drifting in and the National Weather Service predicted a chance of rain tonight through Tuesday.
Andoe's compositions too are stark and focused, his backgrounds largely restricted to foreboding skies streaked with high clouds, his figures stylized and silent.