Don't you just love that there is one topic of conversation
that always brings a discussion.
It's a great conversation starter and it's not politically incorrect...too personal...or boring, at least not if you live in Arkansas! We talk about the weather a lot around here!
Saturday ~ 70 degrees and sunshine
Sunday ~ thunderstorms bringing colder air
Monday ~ cold with a little sleet
Tuesday~ freezing with a lot of sleet and snow flurries
Wednesday ~ it could be anything!!
Most weather doesn't stop me from getting outside!
I love the cold and I love winter!
I know, I know...I'm different!!
The two images above where yesterday's sleet. I find if very interesting that yesterday's sleet was was round and solid while and today's sleet is more translucent. Since I had nothing else to do on this cold, icy day I did a little research on sleet/ice pellets.
I'm sorry to say, because I love snow, that sleet begins to fall as snow! Once the snow begins to fall it encounters a shallow layer of warm air and partially melts. The partially melted snow enters the deep cold layer and refreezes into an ice-pellet and becomes sleet.
It seems that sleet is classified into two types: 1) hard grains of ice consisting of frozen rain drops or largely melted and refrozen snowflakes; 2) pellets of snow encased in a thin layer of ice. I'm no weather man but, I think yesterday's sleet was type 2 and today's was type 1.
Aren't you glad I looked that up for you!!
I know you were just dying to know the answer!
Enough said about sleet!
I just hope the power stays on!
Oh, by the way, how's the weather in your neck of the woods?