We love snow days! Snow is a type of precipitation. It falls from the clouds when the temperatures are freezing outside.
Freezing Rain (not sleet) Rain begins as large frozen participation (like ice cubes). Then it falls through a deep warm layer of air. This makes the ice cubes melt. Then the rain falls through one last layer of air that is very cold. The freezing rain still falls as rain but freezes almost instantly once it hits an object that is already cold. (windshields, the ground, power lines)