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Atatürk
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:59:13 AM

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Hail falls in a strip up to forty kilometers long.


What does "in a strip" mean in the above?
tautophile
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:24:24 PM
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I would have used "stripe" instead of "strip" in this case. A stripe is a long narrow band. "Strip" is acceptable--barely--in this case, however.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:50:51 PM

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No, a strip is better. A long thin shape.
The areas of ground over which it falls. A thin band. Length as much as 40km.width much less, only a few km.






Eg a landing strip. A wooden strip.



Quote:
a long, narrow area of land.
"the offensive gained a strip of territory a mile wide"





A stripe is more one band of colour between others.
Atatürk
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:55:16 PM

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I don't understand, how can hail fall in a strip? It falls everywhere covering a wide area, doesn't it?
thar
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:01:54 PM

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No, it specific conditions causing an updraft to freeze rain and then bring it down without melting. Large hailstones have gone through the cycle repreatedly accumulating more ice each time.

Without that specific air movemt, you gat rain or snow. At the storm front, you can get hail. Very suddenly.













sathees kumar
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:01:58 PM

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strip here refers to a long narrow piece land where the hail has fallen; forty kilometers.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:13:28 PM

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But that 'land' is just the shape. It moves as the storm front moves. So the strip is the shape of the 'footprint' of the storm, where hail is falling at any one time.
(unless otherwise specified as a particular place).
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