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Precipitation & Clouds

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  • 1. Do certain kinds of clouds give certain kinds of precipitation? YES! · Tall clouds- more chance for droplets to run into one another and combine, making larger raindrops. · Precipitation from large cumulus clouds is often heavy rain or snow showers that don't last very long. · Precipitation from stratus clouds is usually long lasting, with smaller drops of rain or snowflakes. · Clouds with vertical development hold a lot of water. These clouds are violent The tops often reach heights where it is below freezing, producing hail.
  • 2. Creating a diagram Types of Precipitation Condensation around nucleus Cloud droplets collect Condensation around nucleus Cloud droplets collect Condensation around ice nucleus Supercooled water freezes around ice nucleus, or water vapor changes to ice crystals Ice crystals grow larger Snowflakes Fall through warm air Rain Fall through air at freezing temperatures Sleet Condensation around ice nucleus Cloud droplet freezing Repeats over and over Warm ground temperature Cold ground temperature Snow Hail Create this chart in your science notebook.