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Winter Theme Unit
Icy Weather Conditions

Winter Theme Unit
Winter Theme Unit

Icy Weather Conditions
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.91

     challenging words:    Ice-coated, hazardous, poses, travelers, commonly, hail, extremely, sleet, Penny-sized, softball-sized, gravity, liquid, power, lines, fell, earth

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Icy Weather Conditions
By Brenda B. Covert

1     Sleet, hail, and freezing rain - they are all ice, and they are all hazards of winter weather. So what's the difference?
2     The easiest to explain is freezing rain. Freezing rain is liquid in form until it strikes a surface with a temperature below 32 F. As the rain freezes on cold surfaces like streets, cars, and trees, a glaze of ice forms. Trees, bushes, and fields look as if they were made of crystal. However, that beauty brings danger with it, too. The added weight of ice on tree branches and power lines can cause them to snap and fall. Ice-coated roads are extremely dangerous to travel on.
3     Sleet is frozen raindrops! Rain that passes through a layer of freezing air on its way to the ground becomes sleet. Sleet makes a pitter-patter sound as it bounces off windowpanes and sidewalks. Sleet is slippery and poses a hazard for travelers as well.

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