from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See snow pellet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
- n. The result of this process, a small ball of rime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of soft hail or half-melted snow or sleet.
But even below that, there was the type of frozen precipitation known as graupel, which "certainly looked like real snow," said Stuart Seto, a specialist at the weather service.
Actually, the only thing I could come up with was "graupel," which is sort of like hail.
It's not snow that's falling, it's "graupel," according to the National Weather Service.
"graupel", a German term, in which the au is pronounced like ou in "out".
Maybe graupel will freeze the garden pressed upon by many things: six people in the tub, the toy-maker's poison gluing hands to the wall, owls shooting us with Bald Martian Eyes and not flying away.
Also, according to Wikipedia, graupel "will typically fall apart when touched," and while that might make "Graupel George" a fitting nickname in the context of his previous Roubaix attempts, Hincapie really needs a nickname that's going to allude to his strengths rather than underscore his weaknesses.
Snow pellets or graupel are spherical white bits of ice that have a diameter less than 5 millimeters.
Today, 3, foggy, and a brief spell of (WTF!!) graupel, of all things.
And where does the small scale information for the heating humidity, graupel, etc. come from?
They fall into three main groups — latent heat losses (through evaporation/condensation), sensible heat losses (by conduction/convection), and hydrometeor losses (from rain, snow, hail, sleet, graupel, etc.)