What’s the Difference Between Snow, Sleet, and Freezing Rain?
The other day it started to sleet throughout my children skiing lessons. As an amateur meteorologist I knew the answer was that while the temperature at ground level was cold enough for snow, the environment above us wasnt cold adequate to create snow. If youre curious about the response, I have a couple of quick video explanations for you to view.
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The other day it started to sleet during my children snowboarding lessons. They didnt mind and kept right on skiing. But I heard a great deal of other parents stating things like, ”
what the heck? why isnt this snow? its cold enough to be snow!” As an amateur meteorologist I understood the answer was that while the temperature level at ground level was cold enough for snow, the atmosphere above us wasnt cold enough to produce snow. As a moms and dad who didnt wish to be “that guy” in the group, I simply drank my coffee with the other parents standing in the sleet. I have a couple of quick video descriptions for you to view if youre curious about the answer.
The following videos describe the conditions that produce freezing rain, sleet, and snow..
Freezing Rain Explained is a video from the Weather Channel. The video consists of a presentation that science instructors could recreate with dry ice in their science laboratories..
The Difference Between Snow, Sleet, and Freezing Rain is a video from a news channel in my hometown. This video not only does a great job of describing the distinctions, its likewise a good model for using some easy green screen effects to create an explanatory video.