Weather Tidbits: Grapuel

It’s all about grapuel on this Weather Tidbits. Grapuel forms as snow, but then falls through a layer of supercooled water droplets. The droplets freeze, or rime onto the snowflakes, the end result are tiny white pellets that resemble small hail. Unlike hail, they are soft and crushable. Grapuel forms from nimbostratus clouds during winter weather; while hail is from cumulonimbus clouds which involve updrafts and downdrafts during thunderstorms.

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