Snow Pellets Seen in the Baltimore Area Tuesday Morning
Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 01:54 PM EST
Some residents of Baltimore and the surrounding areas on Tuesday morning noticed the snow forming in "pellet" shapes. FOX45's Meteorologist Jonathan Myers explained the phenomenon.
"A lot of people noticed this," Jonathan Myers explained in a post on Facebook. "They are called snow pellets. It isn't quite sleet, but basically the snow fell through a part of the atmosphere that was above freezing (melting the edges of the crystal flakes), then hit us here at the surface where it was below freezing (and it re-froze into the "little balls" you saw accumulating this morning)."
On Tuesday anywhere from 2-3 inches of snow was seen in areas across the state, with Lineboro seeing around 1.6 inches by 7:30 a.m., and Hunt Valley recording 1.3 inches. Temperatures of 32 are forecast for Tuesday night, and a high of 50 is expected Wednesday, with a high of 65 expected by Friday.
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