How Is Sleet Formed?

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Sleet is formed when raindrops pass through very cold layers in the atmosphere which causes them to freeze. It can also be formed when snow passes through warmer layers and partially melts then quickly passes through another cold layer.
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Sleet forms when a rain drop and or a snow flake is falling and it hits a degree of temperature which is at freezing point. Freezing rain is different then sleet. Freezing rain occurs when the rain drop is exposed to a cold surface.
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