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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Only small hail is indicated aloft -- hail can melt significantly or completely before reaching the ground
Moderately heavy showers are expected today with a chance of small hail, Kosovitz said.
That complex had a small hail for the Sami Parliament (Sameting), the democratically elected body (founded in 1989) which looks after Lapp affairs.
The report states: "It encountered precipitation in the form of small hail stones.
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.
A few thunderstorms could develop, the Weather Service said, some of which could produce small hail.
The storm could bring small hail as well as winds topping 40 mph in the Antelope Valley, the Weather Service said.
But a bit more rain is expected today, with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms with small hail.
A brief downpour Tuesday night caused no serious threat, but the forecast Wednesday for possible heavy downpours and small hail kept emergency workers with an eye to the sky.

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