Snow Day Facts
We are all torn between loving and hating snow. This time of year – whether you hate it or love it – snow is a part of your life.
Below are a few fun facts that will make you appreciate the few measly inches that we typically get each winter in the Cincinnati area:
- In the United States, the most snow ever recorded in a 24 hour period happened in 1921 at Silver Lake, Colorado. They were hit with 76 inches in one day!
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest snowflake on record was found in Montana, in 1887, and was said to be 15 inches long and 8 inches thick!
- The true conditions of a blizzard are when the winds reach at least 35 MPH and the visibility is so poor that you cannot see for ¼ mile. The storm must also last at least 3 hours to be considered a blizzard.
- The United States averages 105 snow storms per year.
- The World Record for accumulated snowfall in one winter season is held by Mount Baker ski area in Washington State. Mount Baker received 1,140 inches in the winter of 1998/1999.