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What Are the Differences Between Rain, Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Snow?

Get to Know the Different Challenges You Might Face on the Road

Since precipitation comes in different types, it’s important to know the differences between them to better understand the conditions that you must deal with when you step outside, especially during wintertime.

Among the common terms used in a weather report are rain, sleet, snow, and freezing rain. Being able to tell these weather conditions apart will be very helpful in preparing for the challenges that they bring.

Kids Car Donations shows the main differences between rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

  1. Rain

Rain is the simplest to explain. It is liquid precipitation that drops from the sky after clouds become saturated with water droplets from evaporation and condensation. It can happen during any season of the year, not just during winter.

  1. Snow

This condition takes place when the temperature between the ground and the clouds above remains at or is below the freezing point. This is when precipitation falls in the form of snow.

Snow poses challenges for motorists as it causes the roads to be slippery. When the ground is cold, falling snowflakes can stick to it quickly.

  1. Sleet

This happens when snowflakes melt into raindrops in a wedge of warm air above the ground. The raindrops then refreeze after passing through a layer of freezing air just above the surface, resulting in frozen raindrops or small ice pellets.

  1. Freezing rain

This is similar to sleet, but the condition happens when the wedge of warm air in the atmosphere is much thicker, making the raindrops survive until they come into contact with the cold ground. A coating of ice forms where the raindrops contact the ground and objects on it.

Freezing rain is more dangerous than sleet because it forms a solid sheet of ice in contrast to smaller pellets that sleet creates. When freezing rain accumulates on trees and power lines, it can cause power outages and damages to properties.


Shield Sick Kids from Harm with Your Compassion

When their volume and intensity reach alarming levels, rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow can bring untold misery to people. The gloomy atmosphere they bring adds to the despondency of those who are suffering from serious health conditions, particularly children diagnosed with life-threatening diseases and life-limiting disabilities.

If you care for the suffering youngsters in your community, you can reach out to them by simply donating any vehicle that you no longer find useful to Kids Car Donations. We’ll convert your donation into a powerful tool to save lives and improve the well-being of needy pediatric patients.

We’ll auction off your donated automobile and hand over the proceeds to children’s nonprofit organizations that we are in partnership with. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the funding we give to provide their young beneficiaries with free and easy access to a wide range of pediatric health services, emotional support, and other essential health care services.

In exchange for your donation, you’ll receive free professional towing service from any point in the country. Your gift will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax-filing season.

However, the best part about making a charitable contribution to us is the priceless joy of knowing that you’ll be making a difference in the lives of children who are severely ill.

We’re willing to accept nearly all types of vehicles regardless of their age or condition.

If you want to know more about Kids Car Donations, including our quick and easy vehicle donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-634-8395 or write to us here.


Help Save Young Lives This Winter

Help Save Young Lives This Winter | Kids Car Donations

At this time of the year, it’s common to find severely ill kids in your community crying out for help. Your car donation can bring them much-needed support, which can potentially save their lives. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!