Cirrocumulus clouds are high-altitude clouds that form at an altitude of 16,500 to 45,000 feet (5 to 13.7 kilometers).
They are usually small, white or grayish-white, and appear in groups or rows.
They are composed of tiny ice crystals and are often referred to as “sheepback” clouds due to their woolly, fluffy appearance.
Cirrocumulus clouds are classified as a type of stratocumulus cloud and are often associated with fair weather. However, they can also indicate an approaching storm system if they increase in size and become more widespread.
These clouds are important for weather forecasting because they can give clues about the stability and moisture content of the upper atmosphere. They can also be a beautiful sight to behold, with their delicate and intricate patterns, especially during sunrise or sunset.