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  Sunset: 17:32
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     Waxing Crescent
Today's Almanac:
  Average High: 23 °C
  Average Low: 18 °C
  Record High: 30 °C (1999)
  Record Low: 15 °C (2010)
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Weather Topic: What is Sleet?

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sleet Next Topic: Snow

Sleet is a form of precipitation in which small ice pellets are the primary components. These ice pellets are smaller and more translucent than hailstones, and harder than graupel. Sleet is caused by specific atmospheric conditions and therefore typically doesn't last for extended periods of time.

The condition which leads to sleet formation requires a warmer body of air to be wedged in between two sub-freezing bodies of air. When snow falls through a warmer layer of air it melts, and as it falls through the next sub-freezing body of air it freezes again, forming ice pellets known as sleet. In some cases, water droplets don't have time to freeze before reaching the surface and the result is freezing rain.

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Weather Topic: What are Cirrus Clouds?

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cirrus clouds Next Topic: Cirrocumulus Clouds

Cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that occur above 20,000 feet and are composed mainly of ice crystals. They are thin and wispy in appearance.

What do they indicate?
They are often the first sign of an approaching storm.

Next Topic: Cirrocumulus Clouds