As the snow continues to fall, here are some facts about the snow that you might not know.
I pilfered this from our sister station, WTOV9. Thanks for the assist, guys!
About half of the world’s population has never seen snow, but almost every location in the U.S. has seen it at some point – even southern Florida. In fact, several locations in the U.S. have set impressive records:
Homestead, Florida holds the distinction of being the southernmost U.S. location where snow has fallen at sealevel,which occurred in 1977.
The most snowfall ever recorded in a single season was at Mt. Baker, Washington from 1998 to 1999, a whopping 1,140 inches of snow fell!
The most snow ever recorded in a 24-hour period was 75.8 inches in Silver Lake, Colorado. The record was set April 14-15, 1921.
Georgetown, Colorado holds the record for the largest single calendar day snowfall. 63 inches fell on December 4, 1913.
On March 11, 1911, measurements taken at Tamarack, California revealed a record snow depth of 451 inches!
Of course, many areas of the country are used to heavy snowfall. The snowiest parts of the U.S. include
- Mt. Rainier, Washington (680 inches of snow each year)
- Truckee, California (203 inches per year)
- Marquette, Michigan (180 inches per year)
- Syracuse, New York (120 inches per year).
This year, the Northeast, including portions of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, received snowfall from October 15 to 18. For some towns, this was the earliest recorded snowfall. – Included in that was State College, PA!
As the snow continues to fall, just think… It could be worse!