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Quick-Moving Storm Drops Graupel Over DC Area

Residents in the D.C. area were surprised to see graupel, which are small snow pellets, falling down around them Friday evening.

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Darcy Spencer
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Spring has started, but the graupel made it look like a winter wonderland in Fredericksburg, Va.
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Kristin M.
Tiny pellets gathered on the ground in Leesburg, Va.
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Dan Fredericks
The wet graupel came down hard in Vienna, Va.
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Jason Barna
Dunkirk, Maryland, was also blanketed.
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Maurisa Potts
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Crystal Homer
Graupel also covered the ground in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.
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Darcy Spencer/NBC Washington
The small pellets created ice on windows in Washington, D.C.
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Joe Leffel
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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BJ Forte/NBC Washington
After the storm, ominous clouds hovered above Washington, D.C.
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Jonathan Edelman
Clouds over Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.
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