Infographic explains snow, sleet, freezing rain or rain

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Credit: US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee
Credit: US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee

This graphic explains why we see rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow.

As shown in the graphic, warm air aloft can cause moisture to fall as rain and freeze on contact when the temperature at the surface is below freezing.

When the temperature is below freezing at the surface and aloft, snow falls.

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories

MOST POPULAR

Follow FOX8 on Twitter