Precipitation By Charlie and Kyle

Precipitation is a form of water that falls from the clouds. Precipation has 5 forms, Snow, Sleet, Hail, Freezing rain, Rain.

There are little water vapors in the air and before they turn into water, they freeze and form crystals of ice. But why does this happen? Basically this is when the temperature way up there in the clouds is seriously cold, making ice instead of water. This is when snowflakes are made which fall as snow. Snow falls in soft flakes and they’re joined lightly together, and each flake is made up of tiny crystals. All snowflakes are different.
This is hail. Hail is very dangerous if you get hit on the head with a big enough piece. Hail can be created with strong and upward motions of air but a lower freeze level. Some formations might gather more pressure and create larger balls or lumps of ice water. In some instances, the hail forms inside the inside of continents but in climates with higher temperatures such as in the tropics, the formation stays at a high elevation level.
Freezing rain is the name given to rain that falls when the surface is below freezing temperatures. Freezing rain is when the raindrops become supercooled while passing through a sub-freezing layer of air, hundreds of meters above the ground, and then freeze upon impact with any surface they encounter, including the ground, trees, electrical wires, and automobiles. A storm that produces a significant thickness of glaze ice from freezing rain is often referred to as an ice storm, which is a storm of freezing rain

This is Rain, Rain is liquid water in the form of water droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation.

Sleet, precipitation of small, partially melted grains of ice. As raindrops fall from clouds, then they pass through layers of air at different temperatures. If they pass through a layer with a temperature below the freezing point, they turn into sleet. Sleet falls as tiny, hard pieces of ice. Sleet usually cannot do severe damage to crops or transportation systems the way heavy snow, freezing rain, or hail can. In fact, sleet is so light and tiny it usually bounces when it hits a hard, hard surface.

WE really hope you enjoyed our presentation about Precipation.


Created with images by Nicholas_T - "Precipitation" • LoggaWiggler - "kermit frog snow ball" • uuzinger - "hail" • skeeze - "ice branch freezing rain" • stux - "ice icicle drip" • ChristopherPluta - "rain after the rain a drop of" • stux - "cloud mood rain clouds gloomy" • technicolor76 - "water drops"

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