Looks like Hail, but . . . (cold+snap snow Spring cell+phone ). Photo by KSMc
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Looks like Hail, but . . .

Uploaded by: KSMc

Thursday April 25, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: It's not. It's Graupel. Here is a definition from the Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project (PING): Graupel/snow grains are like bits of frost you might scrape off of a freezer or, alternatively, tiny bits of Styrofoam. They are white and sometimes shaped like tiny Apollo capsules. Graupel particles tend to be very light, fall more slowly than ice pellets, and can be easily crushed under finger pressure. They're literally grains of snow. I must admit this was a new term to me.

Photometric Interpretation: RGB

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 300.00

y-Resolution: 300.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 1280

PixelYDimension: 960

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3. swampteach
2:27 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
Cool shot! Thanks for the weather lesson.
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2. KSMc
1:43 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
That sounds like a good name for it.

Quoting Tishu:
Here in NY state, in my area we call that stuff, "Sugar Snow".
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1. Tishu
4:59 AM GMT on April 30, 2013
Here in NY state, in my area we call that stuff, "Sugar Snow".
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I am getting settled in Ann Arbor and am enjoying exploring southeast Michigan and sharing some of my photos. Now I have a new camera that I am trying to learn as well as learn to take better photographs. Wunderground is a great opportunity to see great pictures and learn from the rest of you. I always enjoy seeing all the beautiful photo from around the world.Create your own visitor map!

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