RAIN: snow falls from a cloud but melts on the way down. FREEZING RAIN: snow falls, but near the surface, the snow melts. But suddenly it supercools before it gets to the ground, and it freezes on impact. SLEET: snow falls, and it melts along the way. But it freezes again, so it becomes a ice pellet, which bounces on the ground. HAIL: in a thunderstorm, the water in the cloud freezes onto snowflakes. It falls, but the updraft brings the hail up to the cloud again, where it get another layer of ice. It does that until it becomes too heavy, and it falls. SNOW: snow falls.
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