Forgive me if I come off too strongly, or if I sound rude. I just don’t want you all that live in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast/South Central/Southern Plains panicking.
“Mixed Precipitation of rain, sleet, and snow” in the instance of FA’s 2013 Winter Outlook means that that area is forecast to see a wide array of different types of storms.
Some will just be a cold rain, some could be ice storms, and others will be snowstorms.
So calm down. It’s gon’ be a’right! ;)