Strange weather has hit Fairbanks all month long. Fairbanks residents have been experiencing some UNUSUAL weather lately. Throughout most of the month of May pellet sized hail has been falling from the skies over Fairbanks, a phenomenon officials said was VERY STRANGE. A combination of cumulus clouds and cold temperatures are responsible for producing many of the hail events. The BIZARRE WEATHER is the result of UNUSUAL WEATHER PATTERNS whereby extreme cold mixed with moisture from low hanging clouds to form the hail. Temperatures were reported to have dropped below freezing at 3,200 feet on Thursday. Cloud cover topped out at 10,000 feet. The result of this weather system is the formation of snow pellets as moisture in the clouds freezes and remains frozen by the time it hits the ground. Thus hail falls instead of rain.
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