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Cumulonimbus_incus

Cumulonimbus incus

A cumulonimbus incus (Latin incus, "anvil") is a cumulonimbus cloud which has reached the level of stratospheric stability and has formed the characteristic flat, anvil-top shape. It can cause a supercell and then a tornado.

A cumulonimbus incus is a sub-form of cumulonimbus capillatus.

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