Cloud Spotting Guide

Castle Rock Weather Cloud Spotting Guide

Common Cloud Types for Castle Rock Colorado in Winter

  • Keep a close for colder atmosphere/ non-convective cloud types in all level of the atmosphere during the colder season.
    • Cirrus and cirrostratus on warm windy days or in advance of a front
    • Look for altocumulus and altostratus on warm chinook wind days
    • Lower level clouds such as stratus and nimbostratus in advance of or during fronts and storm systems

Trivia Question

What type of cloud is a lenticular (UFO shaped smooth looking cloud?)