Graupel (German pronounciation: ['gʁaʊpɛl], also called soft hail or snow pellets) refers to precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on a falling snowflake, forming a 2–5 mm (0.079–0.197 in) ball of rime. Strictly speaking, graupel is not the same as hail or ice pellets.
Névé (pron.: //) is a young, granular type of snow which has been partially melted, refrozen and compacted, yet precedes the form of ice.
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