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[[Precipitation]] in the form of transparent or translucent pellets of [[ice]], which are round or irregular in shape. They have a diameter of 0.2 inches (5 mm) or less. They are classified into two types: hard grains of ice consisting of [[frozen rain]] drops or largely melted and refrozen [[snowflakes]]; pellets of [[snow]] encased in a thin layer of [[ice]] which have formed from the freezing of droplets intercepted by pellets or water resulting from the partial melting of pellets. [[Precipitation]] in the form of transparent or translucent pellets of [[ice]], which are round or irregular in shape. They have a diameter of 0.2 inches (5 mm) or less. They are classified into two types: hard grains of ice consisting of [[frozen rain]] drops or largely melted and refrozen [[snowflakes]]; pellets of [[snow]] encased in a thin layer of [[ice]] which have formed from the freezing of droplets intercepted by pellets or water resulting from the partial melting of pellets.
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Precipitation in the form of transparent or translucent pellets of ice, which are round or irregular in shape. They have a diameter of 0.2 inches (5 mm) or less. They are classified into two types: hard grains of ice consisting of frozen rain drops or largely melted and refrozen snowflakes; pellets of snow encased in a thin layer of ice which have formed from the freezing of droplets intercepted by pellets or water resulting from the partial melting of pellets.


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