small hail


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small hail

[′smȯl ′hāl]
(meteorology)
Frozen precipitation consisting of small, semitransparent, roundish grains, each grain consisting of a snow pellet surrounded by a very thin ice covering, giving it a glazed appearance.
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small hail. They are less reliable at estimating exact hail size on the ground or providing street-level detail of the location of hail swaths.
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Most of the three dozen covers give my plants a good chance against small hail stones.
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The report states: "It encountered precipitation in the form of small hail stones.
Bands of heavy rain will be thundery at times from Friday morning until Saturday evening, and some showers may contain small hail, theMet Officesays.
Winds of 40-50 mph and small hail possible with stronger storms," the National Weather Service of Fort Worrth tweeted, later issuing storm warning for counties like Denton, Lewisville and Flower Mound.
The radar cross section (pictured) shows the 43 dBZ surface, corresponding to heavy rain and small hail, and shows the plane was on the edge of strong reflectivity gradients.
These plastic-covered laminations have survived winter storms, thunderstorms and some small hail, but creating the beams was tedious and time consuming so I designed a more conventional structure for this project.

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