Little Known Facts About Snow

Snowflakes
Since much of the country is buried in it, I thought I would research interesting facts about snow. Here is a list of some things you may not know about this cold, slippery stuff. Enjoy!

  • All snowflakes have 6 sides.
  • People buy more cakes, cookies and candies than any other food when a blizzard is forecast
  • Chionophobia is a fear of snow.
  • The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
  • Snow is actually colorless. Light absorption gives snow its white appearance.
  • An average snowflake is made of 180 billion molecules of water.
  • A blizzard occurs when you cannot see more than a 1/4 of a mile, the winds are 35 miles an hour or more and the storm lasts for at least 3 hours. If all 3 are not met, it is just a snowstorm.

Stay safe and keep warm!

Updated: February 5, 2014 — 2:34 pm

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