Wintry Mix: The Quiz

I can almost understand the BCS, just about explain the NBA's defensive three seconds and sometimes even comprehend Tom Hicks' vision to make the Texas Rangers a winner.

But I am totally and utterly clueless about what was falling on my driveway last night/this morning. Sleet? Freezing rain? Frozen drizzle? Snow? Really cold hail? Black ice? Vanilla Ice? Reverse global warming?

Beats me.

Think you can do better, ol' man winter? Fine, try this matching quiz, Wintry Mix Home Edition:

1. Snow.

2. Thin ice.

3. Black ice.

4. Sleet.

5. Icy.

6. Vanilla Ice.

7. Freezing rain.


A. Precipitation falling as pellets, occurring when snowflakes melt into raindrops as they pass through a thin layer of warmer air and then refreeze when they fall into a layer of sub-freezing air near the ground.

B. Can't see it.

C. Precipitation falling as droplets, occurring when rain passes through a shallow layer of cold near the ground and freezes upon contact.

D. Precipitation falling as crystals, occurring when temperatures are below freezing from ground to cloud level.

E. Relationship between Pete Delkus and Dale Hansen.

F. What Wade Phillips is skating on.

G. Don't wanna see it. - Richie Whitt

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