Water and Ice


How is hail formed

Hail is ice that is formed in large thunderstorm clouds. Hail begins as droplets of water—normally destined to become raindrops—that are blown upward and subsequently freeze. They then fall lower within the cloud, where they collect more water, are blown upward again, and refreeze. The hailstone grows larger as it collects more and more ice, and eventually falls to the ground.


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