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Ice pellets

precipitation of transparent, spherical or irregular particles of ice
Ice pellets on the ground

Ice pellets are known as sleet in North America, and hail in Great Britain. They are a type of frozen precipitation, little balls of ice. Large ice pellets are called hailstones.[1][2] Sometimes, ice pellets bounce when they hit the ground.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Hail (glossary entry)". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  2. "Sleet (glossary entry)". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. Retrieved 2007-03-20.