Sleet is type of precipitation distinct from snow, hail, and freezing rain. It forms under certain weather conditions, when a temperature inversion causes snow to melt, then refreeze.
5 - 8
Earth Science, Meteorology
Sleet Hits Oak Tree
Sleet occurs when falling snow melts and then refreezes before it hits the ground. Sleet falls onto an oak tree in rural Wales, United Kingdom, in January 2015.
Photograph by Kathy deWitt/Alamy Stock Photo
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May 20, 2022
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