What is Sleet Intensity?

Sleet intensity describes the rate of ice pellets (sleet) falling, a form of precipitation occurring when raindrops freeze before hitting the ground. Sleet can accumulate like snow but is denser and more slippery and therefore the accumulation will always be less than the snow accumulation you would see from the same liquid water equivalent.  

What is the Impact of Sleet Intensity?

The weight of frozen precipitation, including sleet, makes roadways hazardous poses significant risks for vehicular and pedestrian accidents, and can disrupt transportation and outdoor activities.