I grabbed a shot of yesterday's skies while out running errands. Yesterday was a dreadful day filled with rain and skies that put a damper on everyone's day. The skies were a mixture of nimbostratus and stratus clouds. Since everyone knows that nimbostratus clouds are the producers of precipitation, let's focus on the stratus clouds. Stratus clouds are recognized easily because they cover the sky like a vast gray blanket. They are thick and hazy enough to prevent any visibility of the sun's disk-like appearance in the sky. Stratus clouds are among the low-level family of clouds and typically don't produce precipitation. However, they are known to produce very minor precipitation such as a light drizzle. Which is what we experienced in between showers. Personally, these are one of my favorite types of clouds.
- Kristina Oakland