What does the qpf fields contain, rain amounts or water equivalent for all types of precipitation?

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What exactly does the qpf field contain? Is it the amount of rain expected, or the water equivalent of all precipitation. Reason is, I have a response where the temperature is -8C all day, snow amount is 10.16cm and qpf amount is 0.5mm! Rain is unlikely if it is -8C. How do I get the rain and snow amounts?
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Please can someone answer this question
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The qpf field should show the amount of precipitation detected from the sensor. It's good for rain, but won't be accurate for snow (although it can be reasonably close to the water equivalent).