The fair weather clouds
The fair weather clouds
 
 
A cirrus cloud is high in the sky.
A cirrus cloud is high in the sky.
 
 
Thin, wispy cirrus clouds
Thin, wispy cirrus clouds
 
 
A cirrus cloud is a long cloud.
A cirrus cloud is a long cloud.
 
Cirrus Cloud
Topic(s):   Clouds
Quick Facts
Name cirrus
Meaning of Name curl of hair
Type high clouds
Shape thin, wispy, curled up ends
Cloud Group cirro
Altitude 20.000 feet above earth

The cirrus cloud is part of the high-level cloud group. It is called a fair weather cloud. A cirrus cloud is made of ice. It is a thin, wispy cloud. The wind blows it into a long streamer. The cirrus cloud curls up at its ends. It looks like a curl.

A cirrus cloud tells us the direction that the weather is coming from. It is found at very high altitudes. It is 20,000 feet above the earth.

How to remember:

Cirrus clouds are thin wispy curls,

Fair weather days for good little girls.

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