One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Variable precipitation consisting of rain, freezing rain, sleet, or snow.‘we noticed as we proceeded north that the wintry mix had turned to a wet snow’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They expect a wintry mix of snow and rain from North Carolina up to New England.’
- ‘Also in the northeast, could see a wintry mix of precipitation.’
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