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1. Flood Warning for: Reno; Rice

2. Flood Warning for: Doniphan

3. Flood Warning for: Miami

4. Flood Warning for: Leavenworth

5. Flood Warning for: Linn

6. Flood Warning for: Atchison

7. Flash Flood Watch for: Barber; Clark; Comanche; Edwards; Ellis; Ford; Gray; Hodgeman; Kiowa; Meade; Ness; Pawnee; Pratt; Rush; Stafford

8. Flood Warning for: Marshall

9. Flood Warning for: Riley

10. Flood Warning for: Riley

11. Flood Warning for: Cloud

12. Flood Warning for: Pottawatomie

13. Flood Warning for: Marshall

14. Flood Warning for: Franklin; Osage

15. Flood Warning for: Dickinson

16. Flood Warning for: Clay

17. Flash Flood Watch for: Anderson; Brown; Clay; Cloud; Coffey; Dickinson; Douglas; Franklin; Geary; Jackson; Jefferson; Lyon; Marshall; Morris; Nemaha; Osage; Ottawa; Pottawatomie; Republic; Riley; Shawnee; Wabaunsee; Washington

18. Flash Flood Watch for: Atchison; Doniphan; Johnson; Leavenworth; Linn; Miami; Wyandotte

19. Flash Flood Watch for: Bourbon; Cherokee; Crawford

20. Flash Flood Watch for: Allen; Barton; Butler; Chase; Chautauqua; Cowley; Elk; Ellsworth; Greenwood; Harper; Harvey; Kingman; Labette; Lincoln; Marion; McPherson; Montgomery; Neosho; Reno; Rice; Russell; Saline; Sedgwick; Sumner; Wilson; Woodson

21. Hydrologic Outlook for: Geary

22. Flood Warning for: Saline

23. Flood Warning for: Saline

24. Flood Warning for: Lincoln

25. Flood Warning for: Lincoln

26. Hydrologic Outlook for: Dickinson; Ottawa; Saline

27. Hydrologic Outlook for: Douglas; Jefferson; Shawnee

28. Flood Warning for: Allen

29. Hydrologic Outlook for: Coffey

30. Flood Warning for: Saline

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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