Many of our “Six Pix” that are presented by Rob Kupec on our weekend broadcasts are often of clouds in unique shapes and colors. Most people know the three basic cloud types; stratus, cirrus and cumulus, but cloud classification builds upon the basics into a labyrinth of subtypes usually using Latin descriptive words that can be confusing.
There are probably few people that know all of the dozens of cloud types, plus, subtleties in cloud formation can make it difficult to classify them all perfectly. But no matter if you know the exact names or not, many people just appreciate the wonder and spectacle of a sky filled with clouds. Some people love clouds so much that they are members of The Cloud Appreciation Society.
They have a website (www.cloudappreciationsociety.org) full of beautiful cloud pictures from all over the world and a cloud chart that can be helpful in learning cloud names.