Hail, Snow etc - Warlingham

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Tudor Hughes

Feb 24, 2022, 12:12:18 PMFeb 24
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Short shower at 1330 consisting of rain and "soft hail", sort of pellet-like bits about 5 mm across that clattered against the window.  What is the proper name for this stuff?
    About 2 hours later there was another brief shower that definitely contained snow or snow grains.  Temperature fell to 2°C but recovered quickly in both cases.
    A rather surprisingly cold airstream with 1000-500 mb thickness down to 522 dam.

Tudor Hughes, Warlingham, NE Surrey.  557 ft,170 m.

Len W

Feb 24, 2022, 3:16:13 PMFeb 24
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Maybe graupel, but some confusion because it is sometimes called soft hail or even snow pellets.
That is snowlakes covered in ice.
IMHO it is not that soft. Still makes a noise on my veluxes.

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