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- Stratus (St) A principal low-level cloud type (cloud genus) in the form of a low-altitude, light to dark gray cloud layer with a rather uniform base. Stratus clouds are generally diffuse and dull. This cloud formation has little structure and looks like fog, except that it is above the ground. Stratus does not usually produce precipitation, but when it does occur it is in the form of minute particles, such as drizzle, ice crystals, or fine snow grains.
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- Altocumulus, Altostratus, Cirrocumulus, Cirrostratus, Cirrus, Convection cloud, Cumulonimbus, Cumulus, High-level clouds, Low-level clouds, Middle-level clouds, Nimbostratus, Stratocumulus