Today Bossy awoke to a wintry mix, which is odd because it isn’t even winter.
Bossy checked her hourly weather forecast and this is what she found: light rain wind followed by rain wind followed by sleet wind showers wind freezing rain snow wind snow shower wind heaven help us.
This got Bossy thinking about the difference between sleet and freezing rain.
According to a reliable source, where reliable source equals the first hit on Google and no lie it could have been written by your great-grandmother the seamstress, sleet is snow that melts in the sky and then refreezes in the form of pellets before hitting the ground:
While freezing rain is snow that melts to rain before hitting the ground which is so cold the rain freezes again upon contact:
Although Bossy would argue the difference between sleet and freezing rain is about seven letters.