Low Clouds - Nimbostratus (Ns)

Cloud-base heights for middle clouds:

Tropical Region Middle Latitudes Polar Regions
0-2 km 0-2 km 0-2 km
  • Nimbostratus Clouds - darker gray, "wet" looking low clouds
  • they produce light/moderate precipitation over a large region
  • common here in the Northeast Kingdom
image from Meteorology Today by C. Donald Ahrens  1994 West Publishing Company