Nimbostratus virga

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Nimbostratus virga
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Symbol Nimbostratus.svg
Genus Nimbostratus
Appearance Dull grey sheets with shafts of precipitation falling
Precipitation cloud? Yes, but it is virga and therefore never reaches the ground

Nimbostratus virga is a form of Nimbostratus cloud in which the precipitation never reaches the ground. It retains the same features as a normal nimbostratus cloud; dark in appearance, low to medium level cloud of moderate vertical development and made up of sheets.