What is the Accumulation of Sleet?

Sleet accumulation refers to the build-up of ice pellets that form when raindrops freeze before hitting the ground this measurement is given for the amount of precipitation that has accumulated over the hour before the specified time. 

Sleet most commonly occurs in the narrow transition zone between rain and snow in winter storm systems. Sleet accumulation is measured in inches or centimeters, providing a quantifiable measure of the event’s severity.

What is the Impact of Sleet Accumulation?

The accumulation of sleet on surfaces can lead to hazardous conditions, including slippery roads, and walkways. Its impact is significant on transportation safety, causing delays and increasing the risk of accidents.