Weather Tidbits: Cloud Formation

Today’s Weather Tidbits discusses how clouds are formed. The process is very similar to the water cycle. It starts with evaporation, in which the liquid from a body of water warms & converts into a water vapor (gas). It will then condense into cloud droplets by cooling from a gas to a liquid. As the droplets get carried away in the air, they collide with other droplets, leading into coalesce thus forming into a cloud. When the droplets become too heavy inside the newly made cloud, they lead to the final step which is falling from the cloud in the form of rain or snow thus called precipitation.

 

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