Do You Know What Graupel Is

Dated: 01/06/2016

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This was a new one on me, although I've seen Graupel many times before -- in Nyack and many other places. 

Graupel is the snow that looks like little microbeads or styrofoam pellets. They bounce around and can break apart when they hit decks, sidewalks, streets. 

This form of precipitation starts as snowflakes, then those snowflakes grow larger and larger as supercooled water funnels up into the clouds and bonds to the flakes. You can tell the difference between graupel and hail or sleet by picking up the tiny snowballs — if they’re soft and easy to crush, it’s graupel. In fact, graupel is often referred to as “soft hail.” 

As you prepare for the oncoming winter months in Nanuet, Congers, Suffern, and Stony Point, this little tidbit of information may come in handy -- at least you can amaze your friends with the information! Image title

You can learn more at the Farmer's Almanac website: http://farmersalmanac.com/weather/2016/01/04/frozen-precipitation-defined/

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Diane Mitchell

I am a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and work full time helping people to achieve their dreams of home ownership or their dreams of selling their home or both. I love working with buyers and s....

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