How Does Snow & Hail Come From The Same Cloud?

@gemini_rose (16194)
March 31, 2008 9:00am CST
I know this might sound like a really daft question, but we have just had a little bit of snow, and then it turned to hail and then it stopped. So I am wondering how does that happen? What is the actual difference between snow and hail and how did that cloud make snowflakes and hail balls at the same time? Told you it was a daft question!!
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@mummymo (23709)
1 Apr 08
LOL honey that isn't a daft question - that is a brilliant question! Wish I could answer it with more confidence but I don't really know! I think it is more to do with the temp and atmosphere when it leaves the cloud than anything else although as I said I am not sure! xxx
@gemini_rose (16194)
1 Apr 08
Well I was hoping someone would be able to tell me, it is just one of those things that you think about and then think, Ok so how does that happen!! It is strange when you really think about it!! Thanks for trying to help though!!xx
@gabs8513 (48805)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar 08
Ok I do not know how the Cloud made but Snow is soft and Hail is hard Crystals and hurt when it really comes down and hits you but I do not know how it went from Snow to Hail lol
@gemini_rose (16194)
31 Mar 08
Well thanks for trying to help me anyway, and yes it does hurt!!