One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Variable precipitation consisting of rain, freezing rain, sleet, or snow.‘the wintry mix slowed down drivers crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains’
- ‘They expect a wintry mix of snow and rain from North Carolina up to New England.’
- ‘Snow and an accompanying ‘wintry mix’ had been forecast for the Washington area, and I was concerned about not being able to shop for family Christmas presents.’
- ‘Also in the northeast, could see a wintry mix of precipitation.’
- ‘During our walk there was a wintry mix of precipitation falling, and some very slippery spots on the sidewalk where there was not much traction.’
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