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stratus clouds

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stratus clouds [(stray-tuhs, strat-uhs)]

Low clouds that stretch over large portions of sky, creating overcast conditions.

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  • Sometimes these stratus clouds may cover the sky at midday, but in thin platings and not leadenly.

    Reading the Weather

    Thomas Morris Longstreth
  • During forenoon notice a distinct terra-cotta or biscuit colour in the stratus clouds to the north.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • In individual cases the difference between surface winds and stratus clouds may be considerably greater.

    Wind and Weather Alexander McAdie

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