The Cirrocummulus are at the high level of the of the Cirrus but they lack the high winds which give the cirrus clouds their wisps. These have long rows of puffy clouds and mean cold weather is coming in.
The stratocumulus are found around 6,500 feet and resemble rows of little white cotton balls and depending on how the sun is hitting the could will range in color from white to gray. Moisture is rare from these clouds unless in the winter the upper atmosphere cools enough to get the clouds to form vertically then showers may occur.
The altocumulus can be found between 6,500-23,000 feet and shouldn’t be confused with stratocumulus because these formations appear much larger and will appear on humid mornings and signify a thunder shower later in the day.
Cumulu clouds are found around 2,000 feet in altitude up to 3,000 feet and are associated with rain and heavy showers if they are puffy and gathered close. If they are spread apart they mean fair weather.
The cirrostratus are high altitude clouds which produce a thin veil like appearance and can create a halo effect around the sun or moon. They usually signify an approaching storm in the next 12-24 hours.
This cloud formation may look cool, but if you are ever going to do a summit attempt this is not the time to do it. A cloud formation like this on a mountain top signifies high winds and bad weather. Avoid going to the top of the mountain on this day.