We’ve had a dicey forecast for a while. We were advertised as the dividing line between up to 3/4 of an inch of ice or 6-10 inches of snow. I’ll always take the snow when left those to those choices.
We ended up getting a glazing of ice, then a matrix of about 2 inches of ice pellets and sleet, topped off with a little snow. Although not very deep, it was like shoveling sand or granulated sugar – the ice pellets were very heavy. Even the tractor, which never usually complains about pushing snow, whined and complained and spun tires with this mess.