What are Cirrus clouds?

Posted: 3:13 PM EDT Jul 22, 2011

Cirrus clouds are the most common type of high clouds.

They are composed of ice and are thin, wispy clouds blown in high winds into long streamers.

Cirrus clouds are usually white and predict fair to pleasant weather.

By watching the movement of cirrus clouds, you can tell from which direction weather is approaching.

When you see cirrus clouds, it usually indicates that a change in the weather will occur within 24 hours.

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