Science / Weather / Sleet: Also known as ice pellets, it is winter precipitation in the form of small bits or pellets of ice that rebound after striking the ground or any other hard surface. It is reported as 'PE' in an observation and on the METAR.

Mixed Precipitation

Science / Weather / Mixed Precipitation: Any of the following combinations of freezing and frozen precipitation: snow and sleet, snow and freezing rain, or sleet alone. Rain may also be present. MORE

Broad-Form Homeowners Policy

Business / Real Estate / Broad-Form Homeowners Policy: Covers falling objects, damage due to the weight of ice, snow or sleet, collapse of all or part of the building, bursting, cracking, burning or bulging of a steam or hot water heating system or of app MORE


Science / Geology / Metamorphism: The changes of mineralogy and texture imposed on a rock by pressure and temperature in the Earth's interior. Meteoric water: Rainwater, snow, hail, and sleet. MORE


Science / Biology / Precipitation: The part of the hydrologic cycle in which the water vapor in the atmosphere falls to Earth as rain or snow. MORE

Meteoric Water

Science / Geology / Meteoric Water: Water from the atmosphere, such as rain, snow, hail, or sleet. MORE