Does all precipitation begin frozen?
No. In the tropics most rain stays liquid in the cloud.
Water. Snow, hail, or any frozen substance any form of precipitation is frozen water. It can be warmer or colder in the atmosphere, depending on the front. What happens is water freezes at a temperature of 32.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Hail is formed when the water freezes, gets wet, and that layer freezes. This can happen several times, and you can have dangerous, golf ball sized hail.
The three types of precipitation are... Orographic or relief Convectional Cyclonic or Frontal Also, you can look at the different ways precipitation occurs. When the temperature is above zero, rain occurs. When the temperature is at zero, sleet or frozen rain occurs. When the temperature is below zero, snow occurs.
Precipitation begins as tiny water droplets that condense, usually on dust particles, from the water vapor in the air. They may instantly freeze, and fall as sleet precipitation, or they may connect with other tiny droplets and fall as rain, or the water vaper may crystallize into snowflakes. But precipitation does not need to begin as snow. Otherwise how could it rain on the very hot rain forests?