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Current Alerts for Ocotillo, CA: Wind Advisory

1. Winter Weather Advisory for: Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains

2. Wind Advisory for: Chuckwalla Mountains; Imperial County Southeast; Imperial County West; Imperial Valley; Joshua Tree NP West

3. Wind Advisory for: Imperial County Southwest

4. Wind Advisory for: Apple and Lucerne Valleys; Coachella Valley; Riverside County Mountains; San Bernardino County Mountains; San Diego County Deserts; San Diego County Mountains; San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning

5. Winter Weather Advisory for: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

6. Winter Weather Advisory for: Mono

7. Winter Weather Advisory for: Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County

8. Frost Advisory for: Northeastern Mendocino Interior; Northern Trinity; Northwestern Mendocino Interior; Southern Trinity

9. Wind Advisory for: Owens Valley

10. Wind Advisory for: Death Valley National Park

11. Wind Advisory for: Eastern Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve; Western Mojave Desert

12. Winter Storm Warning for: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park

13. Wind Advisory for: Fort Tejon; Indian Wells Valley; Kern County Desert; Tehachapi Area

14. Winter Storm Warning for: Central Sierra; Lake Isabella; North Kings River; Sequoia Kings

15. Winter Weather Advisory for: Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Ventura County Mountains

16. Wind Advisory for: Antelope Valley; Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range

17. High Surf Advisory for: San Luis Obispo County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County Central Coast

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Weather Topic: What are Cumulonimbus Clouds?

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cumulonimbus clouds Next Topic: Stratus Clouds

The final form taken by a growing cumulus cloud is the cumulonimbus cloud, which is very tall and dense. The tower of a cumulonimbus cloud can soar 23 km into the atmosphere, although most commonly they stop growing at an altitude of 6 km.

Even small cumulonimbus clouds appear very large in comparison to other cloud types. They can signal the approach of stormy weather, such as thunderstorms or blizzards.

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Weather Topic: What are Nimbostratus Clouds?

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nimbostratus clouds Next Topic: Stratocumulus Clouds

A nimbostratus cloud is similar to a stratus cloud in its formless, smooth appearance. However, a nimbostratus cloud is darker than a stratus cloud, because it is thicker.

Unlike a stratus cloud, a nimbostratus cloud typically brings with it the threat of moderate to heavy precipitation. In some cases, the precipitation may evaporate before reaching the ground, a phenomenon known as virga.

Next Topic: Stratocumulus Clouds