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'Trip Up Trent' answering a question from Logan in Canal Fulton

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 09:37:57-05

CLEVELAND — This week's Trip Up Trent segment went to Logan in Canal Fulton.

Logan wanted to know how clouds get their shape.

Trent said it's all about elevation and temperature. Temperatures drop as you get higher in the sky. Oddly enough, heat wants to rise. So warm moist air will rise and eventually cool. That cooling condenses the moisture and leads to clouds. If they keep rising, they can "bubble" up and form cumulonimbus clods or thunderstorms.

Higher wispy clouds are actually already frozen. They're made up of ice crystals. Those cirrus clouds get blown with the jet stream high up.

There are actually dozens of specific clouds names and they're all different depending on temperatures and wind.

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