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ice pellets

noun, Meteorology
1.
precipitation consisting of particles of ice less than 0.2 inches (5 mm) in diameter, occurring either as frozen raindrops or as small hailstones.
Compare hail2 (def 1), sleet, snow pellets
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  • Also called ice pellets snow: noun: precipitation made of ice crystals.
  • Also called ice pellets hail: noun: precipitation that falls as ice.
  • When the layer of cold air is thick enough, the falling rain freezes into ice pellets, which are also called sleet.
  • Sleet:Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before reaching the ground.
  • Rain drops that freeze on the way down are ice pellets, which are also called sleet.
  • Sleet-Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before reaching the ground.
  • Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before reaching the ground.
  • Snow, ice pellets, freezing temperatures and mountainous seas caused havoc all over the big lake.

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