1.1.3.4. Cumulonimbus (calvus, capillatus, incus) – thunderstorms

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CUMULONIMBUS CAPILLATUS

Cumulonimbus capillatus (fibrous-top) has the upper part or edge of the cloud has a fibrous, wispy structure. The term capillatus comes from Latin and means “hair”. A cumulonimbus capillatus has generally stopped rising, its top may be spreading laterally (sideways).