Fun Facts About Snow January 24 2014

Six Facts About Snow That You May Not Have Known

FACT #1: 1 inch of rain is equivalent to about 10 inches of snow. The difference comes from the air trapped in snow ice crystals and the density of the snow.

FACT #2: The lighter and fluffier the snow the faster it melts.

FACT #3: The largest snowflake recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records fell at Fort Keogh, Montana in 1887 and was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

FACT #4: A snowstorm becomes a blizzard when visibility is less than 1/4 mile and the storm continues for more than 3 hours with winds of 35+ mph.

FACT #5: The largest amount of snow recorded in one year was 1140 inches. It was recorded in Mt. Baker ski area in Washington in 1998-1999. That is about 95 feet of snow in one year!

FACT #6:Stampede Pass in the state of Washington averages 430 inches of snow per year. No wonder it's known as the snow capital of the United States!