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1. Flood Watch for: Alachua; Baker; Bradford; Columbia; Gilchrist; Hamilton; Marion; Suwannee; Union

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4. Flood Warning for: Calhoun; Franklin; Gulf; Liberty

5. Flood Warning for: Gadsden; Leon

6. Flood Warning for: Gadsden; Leon

7. Flood Warning for: Lafayette; Suwannee

8. Flood Warning for: Lafayette; Suwannee

9. Flood Warning for: Dixie; Gilchrist; Levy

10. Flood Warning for: Hamilton; Madison; Suwannee

11. Flood Warning for: Lafayette; Madison; Suwannee

12. Flood Warning for: Jefferson; Madison; Taylor

13. Flood Warning for: Leon; Wakulla

14. Flood Warning for: Columbia; Gilchrist

15. Flood Warning for: Columbia; Gilchrist; Suwannee

16. Flood Warning for: Gilchrist; Suwannee

17. Flood Warning for: Alachua; Columbia

18. Flood Warning for: Alachua; Union

19. Flood Warning for: Alachua; Columbia

20. Flood Warning for: Columbia; Hamilton; Suwannee

21. Flood Warning for: Hamilton; Suwannee

22. Flood Warning for: Baker; Nassau

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Weather Topic: What are Stratus Clouds?

Home - Education - Cloud Types - Stratus Clouds

stratus clouds Next Topic: Nimbostratus Clouds

Stratus clouds are similar to altostratus clouds, but form at a lower altitude and are identified by their fog-like appearance, lacking the distinguishing features of most clouds.

Stratus clouds are wider than most clouds, and their base has a smooth, uniform look which is lighter in color than a nimbostratus cloud. The presence of a stratus cloud indicates the possibility of minor precipitation, such as drizzle, but heavier precipitation does not typically arrive in the form of a stratus cloud.

Next Topic: Nimbostratus Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Stratocumulus Clouds?

Home - Education - Cloud Types - Stratocumulus Clouds

stratocumulus clouds Next Topic: Contrails

Stratocumulus clouds are similar to altocumulus clouds in their fluffy appearance, but have a slightly darker shade due to their additional mass.

A good way to distinguish the two cloud types is to hold your hand out and measure the size of an individual cloud; if it is the size of your thumb it is generally an altocumulus cloud, if it is the size of your hand it is generally a stratocumulus cloud.

It is uncommon for stratocumulus clouds to produce precipitation, but if they do it is usually a light rain or snow.

Next Topic: Contrails