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A type of cloud forming a thick uniform gray layer at low altitude, from which rain or snow often falls (without any lightning or thunder)
- ‘Lesser values can be recorded in between the main storm cores and from the nimbostratus.’
- ‘Well, it is quite light in colour to be a nimbostratus but precipitation all day long in connection with a weather front depicts the cloud.’
- ‘The storm was cloaked like a hidden monster behind a stratiform cloud veil (nimbostratus) with a little fractus in the foreground.’
- ‘Rain and snow often accompany the development of nimbostratus clouds.’
Late 19th century: modern Latin, from nimbus + stratus.
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