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When I saw the clouds in the sky on this gorgeous October day in Ohio, I thought, "Holly Mackerel, what are those clouds?"
Luckily, I have a pilot in my family and asked him what kind of clouds they were. His best guess was that they are altocumulus clouds. Altocumulus clouds are small mid-level layers or patches of clouds, called cloudlets, which most commonly exist in the shape of rounded clumps. There are many varieties of altocumulus so they can appear in a range of shapes.
There are four main types of clouds:
Cirrus Clouds. Cirrus clouds are the thin, wispy clouds seen high in the sky. ...
Cumulus Clouds. Cumulus clouds are the puffy clouds that are usually scattered throughout the sky. ...
Stratus Clouds. ... lowest-lying cloud type and sometimes appear at the surface in the form of mist or fog.
Nimbus Clouds. . . . rain or snow clouds
A mackerel sky is a common term for a sky with rows of cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds displaying an undulating, rippling pattern similar in appearance to fish scales; this is caused by high altitude atmospheric waves. The clumps and rolls of clouds resemble mackerel scales.
So, can you tell what weather is coming by seeing a Mackerel sky?
The scaly fish makes an appearance in an old weather lore saying:
Never long wet,
never long dry.
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