Cloud forming a continuous horizontal gray sheet, often with rain or snow.
- In summer, Arctic Ocean packice cover is incomplete and heavily puddled, which maintains a constant layer of stratus and stratocumulus cloud cover.
- The sky, a gloomy purple, was overlapped by stratus sheets of blue-black clouds.
- The first sign that this is occurring would be the sight of a bank of Cirrus, followed by a bank of medium level clouds, and then thicker stratus clouds.
Words that rhyme with stratusaltostratus, cirrostratus, nimbostratus
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