Clouds that look like stratus and cumulus.

 Photo by Craig Johnson on I-35 north of Ames, IA, 10-30-2017

Photo by Craig Johnson on I-35 north of Ames, IA, 10-30-2017

Strong northwest winds gusting to 35 mph and a stratocumulus cloud deck made for a chilly windy day. Stratocumulus clouds have stratus and cumulus cloud characteristics, as seen here. The lumpy cloud pattern is the cumulus form while the general flat look to the clouds is the look of stratus, hence the name - stratocumulus.