World's Largest Snowflake

World's Largest Snowflake

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World's Largest Snowflake

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Wilson Snowflake’ Bentley took over 6,000 photographs of individual flakes between the early 1880’s and his death in 1931. No two were alike. -Large snowflakes can measure up to 2″ across and contain hundreds of individual crystals. -The largest snowflake ever found was 8″ by 12″. It was reported to have fallen in Bratsk, Siberia in 1971. -In Germany, frogs were once kept as pets because they croaked more loudly when air pressure fell and when bad weather was coming. They acted like primitive living barometers. -An ice core 1,200 feet long can show what the climate was 1,400 years ago. -The lowest ever temp recorded was at Vostok, a research base in Antarctica on July 21, 1983: -128.6-°F. -The heaviest snowfall in 24 hours is 76″ at Silver Lake, CO 4/15/21 -The heaviest snow storm occurred on Feb. 13-19, 1959 at Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl, CA: 189″ of snow fell. By: Joe Willis Snowflakes

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