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12 Fast Facts About Snow

Amaze your friends with these 12 fun facts about snow!

1. Snowflakes are tiny ice crystals.

Snowflakes are formed when water vapor in Earth’s atmosphere freezes.

2. The world record for the largest snowball is 9 feet 3 inches tall.

It was made by students at Michigan Technological University in 2013.

3. It’s a myth that no two snowflakes are exactly alike.

It just happens very rarely.

4. Syracuse, New York, averages 125 inches of snowfall each year.

That is the most among major U.S. cities.

5. The record for the largest snowfall in one season is 95 feet.

It was set at Washington’s Mount Baker in 1998-1999.

6. Snowflakes are colorless.

Snow appears to be white because it reflects all light wavelengths (colors) equally.

7. There are 180 billion water molecules in the average snowflake.

8. The biggest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches wide.

9. All snowflakes have six sides.

10. Ten inches of snow is equal to about one inch of rain.

11. Chionophobia is the fear of snow.

12. Approximately 12% of Earth’s land surface is permanently covered with snow.

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