hailstone


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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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Heavy downpours and lightning were soon followed by the steady patter of hailstones in parts of Solihull and Hall Green.
To allow the operator to quickly scan the full volume, a custom mount was designed and 3D-printed to support the stone, The acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic material helped reduce melting resulting from the direct contact between the hailstone and the supports, The mount used three points of contact to support the stone with as little interference as possible.
The latest was a pizza delivery man hit by a softball-size hailstone in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 28, 2000.
I think Hailstone has a lot of the right attributes to do well out there."
Hailstone built his setup--basically a pizza oven atop a trailer, with a canopy over it--and tried to open the wagon in St.
By the end of that summer, the couple was so sick of having visitors that they tossed the hailstone back into their yard.
"This is very favourable ground," says Hailstone. "But much of it is in the hands of private individuals," including groups like the Algoma Timberlakes Corporation.
MANILA -- Hailstones pelted parts of Makati City Wednesday afternoon, according to posts on social media by netizens.
"The hailstone then attracts layers of frozen ice particles on its surface making it bigger and bigger.
"Bacteria have been found within the embryo, the first part of a hailstone to develop.
Lead researcher Dr Alexander Michaud, from Montana State University in Bozeman, US, said: "Bacteria have been found within the embryo, the first part of a hailstone to develop.