interesting snow facts
October 5, 2009 | In: Science facts
If the weather get cold enough that it doesn’t snow! Because snow is frozen water, if there are not enough water droplets in the air it can’t snow.
Snow is not white, is actually clear/transparent.
The largest snowflakes in the world fell across Fort Keogh in Montana (USA) on 28 January 1887.
Snow is technically a mineral, like iron and salt.
The snow in Antarctica is mostly so hard and flat that it reflects sound as well as light.
The most snow produced in a single snowstorm is 4.8 meters (15.75ft) at Mt Shasta Ski Bowl, California (USA) between 13 and 19 February 1959.
Each year, an average of 105 snow-producing storms affect the continental United States.
Snow on the ground varies in density anywhere from 3 to 55 pounds per cubic foot. Any denser than that and scientists call it ice.