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WEATHER WHY: Hail, Sleet, and Graupel Explained

Posted on: 8:13 am, February 23, 2014, by , updated on: 09:10am, February 23, 2014

Many people had questions about what exactly fell from the storm that moved through ahead of Thursday’s snow. Was it hail or sleet? Actually, the majority of those ice pellets would be classified as graupel. Meteorologist Megan Salois explains the difference between these three types of icy precipitation.