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What's the weather going to be like today? We're always asking that. We need to know. The weather affects what we wear, what we need to take with us, and what we do. Will we need to wear shorts, or a sweater and warm pants? Will we need to take an umbrella or a heavy coat? Can we play outside after school? You can learn to predict the weather. You don't need a lot of equipment or fancy stuff – just use your eyes! Go outside and look at the clouds. Clouds come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. You can use what you know about clouds to find out what the weather will bring.
Okay, here's what you need to know about clouds. Clouds are named by the way they look. We use Latin root words to name them. Clouds come in different sizes and shapes. They are formed and drift along at different heights in the sky. All of these things help us name them and know what kind of weather they may bring. There are three main types of clouds: cumulus, cirrus, and stratus.
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