Sunday, May 2, 2010


I learned a new term on Twitter the other day. And was able to experience it today.

To learn more about graupel click HERE.

Graupel (also called small hail, soft hail, or snow pellets) refers to precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake, forming a 2–5 mm ball of rime; the snowflake acts as a nucleus of condensation in this process. Graupel is the German word for this meteorological phenomenon.


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