Snow pellets

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Term: Snow pellets
Definition: Frozen precipitation of particles of either spherical or conical ice; their diameter is about 2 to 5 mm. They are brittle, easily crushed, and unlike hail, when they fall on hard ground, they bounce and often break up. Snow pellets always occur in showers and are often accompanied by snow flacks or raindrops when the surface temperature is around 0
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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