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Facts to Wow your Friends!
One inch of water is about six inches of wet snow or 12 inches of fluffy snow.
The world's largest snowflake was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. It fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, on January 28, 1887.
Snow can be colors other than white, including blue, orange, green, yellow, and purple. Actually, snowflakes are clear.
Air pollutant caused orange snow to fall over an area of Siberia, Russia, in 2007.
Mount Baker,in the North Cascades, of Washington State, holds the record for the most snowfall.1140 inches fell during 1998-1999.
The record for the most snow in one storm within 24 hours, was in Silver Lake, Colorado. Back in 1921,Silver Lake received 76 inches of snow.
Heilongjiang Provice, China,holds the record for the world's largest snow sculpture. In 2007, a snow sculpture 656 ft. long and 116 ft. tall was made.
Snow flakes have SIX sides.
On average, a snowflake falls to earth at 3.1 mph.
One snowflake contains about 10 quintillion water molecules (that's the number 10 with 10 zeroes).
Did you know that Valdez, Alaska, averages 326 inches of snow a year? That makes it the snowiest state.
Wilson A. Bentley studied snowflakes for much of his life and is probably the most famous snowflake researcher. He was nicknamed "Snowflake Bentley.
If you have "chionophobia", you have a fear of snow.
Bethel, Maine, has the record for the largest snowman ever built. A 122 ft. snow-woman was built in 2008.
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Check out this resource:
If you live where there is snow, you have probably built a snowman. The snowman has been around for quite a while. In fact, the earliest drawing of a snowman was found in a book dating back to 1380! The book,"Book of Hours" was found in a library in the country of the Netherlands. This resource has four snowmen reading passages:
Each short reading passage includes following directions to identify answers. There are also several extension activities and a Did you Know? section.