Friday, 12 February 2010


Well, this is still vaguely relevant to the bits of cold weather Britain's getting at the moment:

graupel n frozen rain or snowflakes. [Origin from German graupeln to sleet] Chambers, 1998

The most disappointing weather activity known to man - it's not quite rain, it's not quite snow, but it's cold enough to give you ruddy cheeks for the next seven hours.

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