Stratus Clouds

Stratus Clouds (“The clouds that weigh heavily on your mood”) 
Stratus clouds are the lowest forming and are often called fog or mists when they are earth-bound
Stratus clouds are formed when a large air mass cools at the same time (e.g. –a warm air parcel drifts into or above a cooler region)Typical Altitude:  0-6,500 ft.
Location:  Worldwide, but especially common around coasts and mountains
Precipitation:  No more than light drizzle
Composition:  Liquid water
Formation:  Advective or radiative cooling 

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