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A frontal, low-level stratified cloud producing precipitation of some form or another. Nimbostratus forms when warm humid air is lifted large-scale over a large area, like over a frontal surface. The cloud has enough vertical extend for ice crystals to coalesce into snowflakes. Usually, the snow melts before reaching ground. Nimbostratus can precipitate drizzle to moderate or heavy steady rainfall.

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