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Where do cloud names come from?

Steve Hilberg has an interesting post on the CoCoRaHS blog this week about the history of how clouds acquired their names (like cirrus, cumulus, etc.) and the man that classified them.  You can read it here.

If you like pictures of clouds, you can find many at the Cloud Appreciation Society website, https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/.

Source: Greg Lundeen, NWS

Source: Greg Lundeen, NWS