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WHOA! Science Facts You Didn’t Know Were Real

The Average Cumulus Cloud Weighs Over 1 Million Pounds


You know those big fluffy white clouds that sometimes look like they’re drifting weightlessly across the sky? While they may be fluffy, they aren’t exactly as weightless as you might imagine. Scientists have discovered that the average cumulus cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds! The massive weight of such clouds comes from the fact that they are full of tiny water droplets. Luckily, the droplets are spread out over a huge space, which is what allows the cloud to stay afloat.