Sleet in April!?

This is video from April 20th, 2009, in downtown Cedar Rapids. Rain and sleet fell on and off on Monday.

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sleet ?? says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 5:05 PM

its not sleet its hail> I had pea sized hail in north cr.

KCRG.com says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 5:14 PM

That's funny, I checked with Joe Winters before I put it up, checking if it was sleet or hail (I'm not an expert!) But he says it's sleet.

snorkelshot says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 5:21 PM

Ohhh yay, 6 months of winter....pretty sure winter decided to take over spring and fall!!!! Who let that happen?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Chris says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 5:23 PM

It was sleet. I was standing in it when it happened. Not to mention the fact that I am EXTREMELY smart and handsome so I win.

iahawk says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 7:59 PM

Yeah, not to mention that it was 45 when it happened, so it's hail, not sleet!

Chris says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 8:19 PM

Sorry Iahawk, you are incorrect. You must be rather ugly and uniteligent. The opposite of me. Sorry.

nanapiller says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 9:05 PM

hey lets all take joe winters job. look at the window...its raining.. looks like a chance of rain today. no other profession where you can be wrong so often and get paid. oh and I had 10 people ask me today if i saw the hail.. no one said sleet

Chris says ... on Monday, Apr 20 at 10:20 PM

Does it matter? Really.?It was sleet! Joe Winters said so for Petes sake!!!! IT.WAS.SLEET. STOP BEING D-BAGS. Listen to me. BTW, where are the points and stuff? I want to be rated on all these awesome comments I am making.

Justin says ... on Wednesday, Apr 22 at 6:03 PM

Hail is made from water droplets getting cycled through the updraft of a thunderstorm until they are strong enough to fall out.Sleet is basically formed by rain passing through a layer of freezing air on its way to the ground and freezing.

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