A car is parked on the side of the road at night. There is heavy graupel falling from the sky, it looks like a rainy night, but graupel is like a soft type of hail. The street is covered in water and graupel. There are street lamps in the center of the street that cast moody light on the heavy rain and graupel that is falling from the sky.


The weather has been wild in SF. On New Year’s Eve we had the 2nd wettest day in San Francisco’s history. Since then we’ve seen much more hail and lightning than we usually get, but on February 23rd, 2023 we had a graupel storm.

Graupel is distinct from snow or hail, and tends to occur alongside thunderstorms. I’d say this graupel happened for about 40 minutes, really late at night.

Here’s another photo from the street behind our apartment.






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