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20 Facts About Snowflakes

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Here are some interesting facts about snowflakes.

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Snow makes people crave sweets. Report Abuse
People tend to stock up on cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats before a blizzard.
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Montana is home to the world's largest snowflake. Report Abuse
The snowflake was 38 centimeters wide and 20 centimeters thick. The lucky town was Fort Keogh, Montana, and the year was 1887.
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There is a man known as the snowflake man. Report Abuse
An American photographer named Wilson A Bentley photographed thousands of snowflakes. Most of his work has been preserved and is held by the Jericho Historical Society.
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The town to receive the snow in 24 hours was Silver Lake, Colorado. Report Abuse
Silver Lake received 76 inches in 24 hours in the 1920s.
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Washington state received a ton of the snow in the 1980s. Report Abuse
Mount Baker received a whopping 1,140 inches of snow in the winter of 1988-1989.
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Snowflakes are 95% air. Report Abuse
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A snowflake weighs one to three milligrams. Report Abuse
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Light snow is referred to as powder. Report Abuse
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Sleet is very fine ice granules. Report Abuse
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Flurries are very light snow falling. Report Abuse
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Most snowflakes aren't perfectly symmetrical. Report Abuse
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Japan has developed a snow eating robot. Report Abuse
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Snowflakes come in the following shapes: needles, columns, flat plates, stars, dendrites and combinations. Report Abuse
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If you have a fear of snow, it is called chionophobia. Report Abuse
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Ten inches of snow is equivalent to melted water. Report Abuse
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The average snowflake falls at three to four miles per hour. Report Abuse
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One snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water. Report Abuse
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About 80% of the world's freshwater supply comes from snow and ice. Report Abuse
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The temperature must be below 32 degrees in order for it to snow. Report Abuse
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Snow has no color. Report Abuse
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Snowflakes can be classified into six main types Report Abuse
flat, column, stars, dendrite (lacy, needle, and capped column.
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Snowflakes always have six sides. Report Abuse
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