When did Noah build the Ark? Before the storm...before the storm. In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that is pulled down by gravity and deposited on the Earth's surface. The main forms of precipitation include rain, snow, and hail. It occurs when the atmosphere, a large gaseous solution, becomes saturated with water vapor and the water condenses, falling out of solution. Precipitation is a project that speaks to the cumulus form of clouds. Thick tubes are pulled towards the ground and emulate streaking rain. A very animated look with bulbous forms, a severe cut atop to create a surface and thus a console table, and a whimsical color palette of glossy pastels.