Did you know that sleet and freezing rain begin as snowflakes? Check out this video from the weather channel to know the difference between sleet and freezing rain!

You can tell the difference quickly between freezing rain and sleet by looking at what happens when the precipitation hits the ground. Sleet bounces off the ground or car, while freezing rain instantly refreezes upon contact with anything that that is at or below freezing (32 degrees F), creating a glaze of ice on the ground, trees, power lines, or other objects.

The one thing that freezing rain and sleet have in common is that it makes driving dangerous. Make sure you leave plenty of time if you have to go anywhere. Leave extra distance between you and cars in front and behind you.

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