10 Cool Facts You Didn’t Know About Snow

Winter isn’t everyone’s favorite season, but there’s no denying that the initial snowfall covering everything in a white blanket can make things look pretty. There’s more to those small flakes that fall from the sky than you think, especially with how a lot of them are made. Here’s some of the amazing record snowfalls that you’ll find across the US, and learn the reasoning behind how snow isn’t really white and they aren’t like what we made out of paper in school growing up.

Most Snow In A 24-Hour Period

The most snow that’s ever been recorded in a 24-hour period was back in 1921. A whopping 75.8 inches of snow, or well over six feet, landed in Silver Lake, Colorado. It happened between 2:30 PM April 14th and 15th.

Biggest Snowflake Ever

It’s been since 1887, but no snowflake has ever defeated the large 15-inch smacker that fell in Fort Keogh, Montana. That’s according to the Guinness World Records.