What Causes Sleet?


Sleet frequently occurs when freezing rain mixes with snow. It forms in a narrow band, usually sandwiched between an area of snow and an area of rain. Sleet is typically frozen raindrops that happens when rain that is formed in warm air falls through colder air hence causing it to freeze.
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Sleet may refer to a mixture of rain and snow, which is formed when snow melts as it reaches the ground. It may also refer to ice pellets. These are formed when ice melts and then refreezes before it reaches the ground.
Sleet is a mixture of rain and snow. The temperature is not quite cold enough to create snowflakes but it is too cold to simply rain water.
Sleet is frozen raindrops and is caused when rain that is created in warm air falls through colder air that causes it to freeze. Sleet usually occurs in areas between where snow and rain are falling. You can find more information here: http://www.weatherquestions.com/What_causes_ice_pellets.htm
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