Radar Animation for Indianapolis, IN

Recent Locations: Indianapolis, IN  
WestNorthSouthEast
Also see: Non-Animated Radar
 
Want to Receive our Free Daily Forecast Emails? There are no ads!
Learn More
We respect your privacy and will not share or sell your email with anyone.

More Tools:    Current Time for Indianapolis, IN    Yesterday's Weather

Units to Use:    °F and mph    °C and km/h    °C and mph (U.K.)

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

This page shows animated radar for the following ZIP codes:
46201, 46202, 46203, 46204, 46205, 46206, 46207, 46208, 46209, 46211, 46214, 46216, 46217, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46221, 46222, 46223, 46224, 46225, 46226, 46227, 46228, 46229, 46230, 46231, 46234, 46235, 46236, 46237, 46239, 46240, 46241, 46242, 46244, 46247, 46249, 46250, 46251, 46253, 46254, 46255, 46256, 46259, 46260, 46262, 46266, 46268, 46274, 46277, 46278, 46280, 46282, 46283, 46285, 46290, 46291, 46295, 46298