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clouds and precipitation instructional module
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When cloud particles become too heavy to remain suspended in the air, they
fall to the earth as precipitation. Precipitation
occurs in a variety of forms; hail, rain, freezing rain,
sleet or snow.
This portion of the
Clouds and Precipitation module focuses on precipitation and has been organized
into the following sections.
Latest Update: 07/21/97
Rain and Hail
Atmospheric conditions that lead to the development of rain
A detailed look at freezing rain, associated dangers and the
conditions that lead to its development.
Atmospheric conditions that lead to the development of sleet.
Atmospheric conditions that lead to the development of snow.
Those who contributed to the Precipitation sections
of the Clouds and Precipitation module.