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-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]]'''.+''[['Hail]]''' is '''[[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]]'''.
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'Hail' is 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.


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