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hailstone

a pellet of hail

hailstone

[′hāl‚stōn]
(meteorology)
A single unit of hail, ranging in size from that of a pea to that of a grapefruit, or from less than ¼ inch (6 millimeters) to more than 5 inches (13 centimeters) diameter; may be spheroidal, conical, or generally irregular in shape.
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However, hailstones are large enough and their shape is complex enough for laser scans and the 3D models that are produced to be scientifically beneficial.
The latest was a pizza delivery man hit by a softball-size hailstone in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 28, 2000.
John McKenzie, whose conservatory roof was damaged by large hailstones
In Northumberland Gillian Ferguson, of Morpeth, was woken by the sound of hailstones at 1am.
While other people said that they have not felt the hailstones.
The social networking sites claimed they quoted the US Navy report that the UAE would be hit by the thunderstorms, lightning and severe rains with hailstones that would cause losses in the private and public properties.
The round crystal shaped hailstones continued pouring out from the sky for about 10 minutes, draping the whole Constitutional Avenue and the green belts into a white sheet.
Between 8,000 and 10,000 hailstones were sent flying at up to 76 mph into a test home with several types of roofs and siding, as well as vinyl and aluminum windows.
Summary: At least 20 people are injured as huge hailstones pound Mezhdurechensk.
Llangollen's Paul 'Moz' Owen, had an impressive haul of fourth, fifth and sixth places in horrendous conditions with hailstones, sleet and heavy rain and temperatures generally below 5C - hardly ideal weather for motorcycle racing.
JALALABAD, September 20, 2011 (Frontier Star): Torrential rains and hailstones caused heavy losses to people of Hisarak, Chapparhar and Khogiani districts of Nangarhar province yesterday (September 18).
Alexander Michaud's new research was triggered by a June 2010 storm that pummeled Montana State University's campus in Bozeman with golf ball-sized and larger hailstones.