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.
The latest was a pizza delivery man hit by a softball-size hailstone in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 28, 2000.
While the process is effective in capturing the hailstone shape, it is cumbersome and time-consuming.
Hailstone built his setup--basically a pizza oven atop a trailer, with a canopy over it--and tried to open the wagon in St.
Some claimed that hailstones the size of pebbles showered near Makati Avenue and Ayala Avenue.
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A new study has found the presence of high concentration of bacteria in the center of hailstones, explaining the role of these microorganisms in various weather events.
By the end of that summer, the couple was so sick of having visitors that they tossed the hailstone back into their yard.
But Hailstone says diamond companies are very secretive about their findings and no assessment work was filed with the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS).
Forecaster Emma Sharples said: "A hailstone begins as a frozen raindrop or ice crystal.
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.
Tim's friends can relax FRIENDS of owner Tim Hailstone can rest easily and put away their cheque books.
At the capital's University Hospital of Wales, he held five-month-old patient Lexi Hailstone as he chatted to her mother Natasha Martin, 19, from Bridgend.