Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.
To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
Hard pellets of ice, of various shapes and sizes, and more or less transparent, which fall from cumulonimbus clouds and are often associated with thunderstorms.
Solid precipitation in the form of chunks or balls of ice that occurs with strong convection, generally in the form of thunderstorms.
Precipitation in the form of small balls or other pieces of ice falling separately or frozen together in irregular lumps.
Rain that has been frozen many times on its way to the ground, creating a lumpy ball of ice.
Precipitation (falling) of particles of ice (hailstones). Usually spheroid, conical or irregular in form and with a diameter varying generally between 5 and 50 millimetres. Hail falls from clouds either separately or collected into irregular lumps.
Showery precipitation in the form of irregular pellets or balls of ice more than 5 mm in diameter, falling from a cumulonimbus cloud.
Ice particles about 5 mm in diameter formed about dust particles.
Precipitation composed of balls or irregular lumps of ice with diameters between 5 and 50 mm.
Precipitation in the form of hard pellets of ice which fall from cumulo-nimbus clouds and are often associated with thunderstorms.
Balls of ice that grow in thunderstorm updrafts.
precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"
opaque balls of ice, almost always spherical. Hail occurs in all provinces, but most frequently in Saskatchewan and Alberta, where some areas can get as many as 10 storms a year.
round or irregular lumps of ice formed by movement of ice through super cooled moisture in the upper parts of thunderheads.
Precipitation in small lumps of ice.
Chunks of ice which are formed by the vertical updrafts and downdrafts of an intense thunderstorm.
precipitation composed of chunks of ice that form atop cumulonimbus clouds and fall as soon as they become too heavy for the cloud updrafts to hold.
Solid precipitation in the form of balls or pieces of ice (hailstones) with diameter ranging from 5 mm to 50 mm or even more.
Precipitation in the form of ice pellets. Usually associated with thunderstorms.
precipitation in the form of balls of ice produced by liquid precipitation, freezing and being coated by layers of ice as it is lifted and cooled in strong updrafts of thunderstorms.
Pieces of ice that sometimes form in high clouds
Frozen rain or vapor that falls in showers.
Precipitation which falls in the form of lumps or balls of ice. Hail can be as large as 5 inches in diameter.
Transparent or partially opaque particles of ice that range in size from that of a pea to that of golf balls. Hail is one of the most common elements of a thunderstorm in Colorado. A thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch in diameter is called a "Severe Thunderstorm".
Balls or chunks of ice larger than 1/4 inch in diameter which are produced due to strong updrafts in thunderstorms.
Precipitation in the form of transparent or partially opaque balls or irregular lumps of concentric ice. Hail is normally defined as having a diameter of 5 millimeters or more and is produced by thunderstorms.
Precipitation in the form of hard lumps of ice.
A type of frozen precipitation formed when rain droplets are lofted high into the atmosphere by strong updrafts repeatedly, adding new layers of ice with each up-and-down trip, until it is finally heavy enough to fall to the ground. Hail accompanies strong thunderstorms and is usually a summertime phenomenon.
Precipitation in the form of balls or lumps usually consisting of concentric layers of ice. A thunderstorm is severe when it produces hail 3/4 of an inch or larger in diameter.
Precipitation in the form of circular or irregular-shaped lumps of ice.
ice balls that are formed by rain that is thrown by air currents back up into a thundercloud, were a layer of ice forms around it. Hail can make several trips back up into a cloud, were it is covered with another level of ice each time.
transparent or layered (ice and snow) balls or irregular lumps of solid water
Frozen precipitation in the form of lumps of ice, or "stones" created when rain is pushed above the freezing level by a thunderstorm's updraft. Hail stones grow larger with subsequent passes until they become too heavy to be supported by the updraft and fall to earth.
Precipitation composed of balls or irregular lumps of ice. Hail is produced when large frozen raindrops, or almost any particles, in cumulonimbus clouds act as embryos that grow by accumulating supercooled liquid droplets. Violent updrafts in the cloud carry the particles in freezing air, allowing the frozen core to accumulate more ice. When the piece of hail becomes too heavy to be carried by upsurging air currents it falls to the ground.
Lumps of ice that form in storm clouds
Precipitation in the form of balls or clumps of ice, produced by thunderstorms. Severe storms with intense updrafts are the most likely large hail producers.
precipitation in the form of rounded balls of ice, always formed in convective clouds, nearly always thunderstorms
Precipitation in the forms of lumps of ice that occur with some thunderstorms.
Chunks of ice that form in layers in the updrafts of thunderstorms.
Precipitation of small balls or larger pieces of ice (hailstones) with a diameter ranging from 5 to 50 mm or sometimes more, and which fall either separately or fused into irregular lumps.
pellets of frozen rain or a storm of such pellets.
Precipitation in the form of lumps of ice, mainly associated with thunderstorms. Hail size usually ranges from that of a small pea to the size of cherries, but has been observed as large as oranges. Hail in Atlantic Canada occurs most frequently during the summer when thunderstorm activity is at a peak. Extensive damage in the agricultural industry is caused each vear by hailstorms.
a frozen form of precipitation in which droplets reach the ground still frozen as ice. Individual droplets, or hailstones, can range in size from a grain of sand to a large cobble.
The hard pellets of ice, which fall from cumulonimbus clouds and are often associated with thunderstorms. HERBICIDE - A chemical that kills weeds.
Precipitation of either transparent, or partly or completely opaque particles or ice (hailstones) usually spheroidal, conical or irregular in form and of diameter very generally between 5 and 50 millimeters, which falls from a cloud either separately or agglomerated into irregular lumps.
Falling precipitation consisting of particles of ice (hailstones). Usually spheroid, conical or irregular in form and with a diameter varying generally between 5 and 50 millimetres, though hail of 100mm and greater has been reported. Hail may fall from clouds separately, or hailstones may fuse together to make irregular lumps. Severe hail is greater than 20 millimetres in diameter.
small pieces of ice coming down from the clouds in a shower, frozen rain
Lumps or balls of ice falling to the Earth out of thunderstorms.
precipitation of small balls or pieces of ice (hailstones) with a diameter ranging from 5 to 50 millimeters (0.2 to 2.0 inches), or sometimes bigger, falling either separately or agglomerated into irregular lumps; when the diameter is less than about 5 millimeters (0.2 inch), the balls are called ice pellets.
Falling ice balls from the sky, formed when ice crystallizes in turbulent storm clouds.
Pieces of hard, solid ice falling from clouds.
Precipitation that originates in convective clouds, such as cumulonimbus, in the form of balls or irregular pieces of ice, which comes in different shapes and sizes. Hail is considered to have a diameter of 5 millimeter or more; smaller bits of ice are classified as ice pellets, snow pellets, or graupel. Individual lumps are called hailstones. It is reported as "GR" in an observation and on the METAR. Small hail and/or snow pellets is reported as "GS" in an observation and on the METAR.