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95 FEET of snow, watermelon snow & the largest recorded snowflake

Discussion in 'Weather' started by flakesmeangreen, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Came across these while looking for something else. Thought they were interesting. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Snow

    The highest seasonal total snowfall ever measured was at Mount Baker Ski Area, outside of Bellingham, Washington, in the United States, during the 1998–1999 season. Mount Baker received 1,140 inches (29 m) of snow, thus surpassing the previous record holder, Mount Rainier in Washington, which received 1,122 in. (28.5 m) of snow during the 1971–1972 season.

    Watermelon snow: A reddish/pink colored snow that smells like watermelons, and is caused by a red colored green algae, called chlamydomonas nivalis

    Guinness World Records lists the world’s largest snowflakes as having fallen in January 1887, at Fort Keogh, Montana—it is said that one of them was 15 inches (38 cm) wide.

    Has anyone experienced the watermelon snow?

    A good portion of us are plowing now or will be plowing soon. Be safe, have fun and no breakdowns!
  2. davespark

    davespark Junior Member
    from MN-WI
    Messages: 25

    Red algae

    I've seen red snow (caused by algae) in Glacier National Park.....

  3. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Imagine a 15 inch snow flake? Holy cow...

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    That's 95ft of snow:eek: I've seen red snow out West snowmobiling, make sure you never eat it you can die. That snowflake would be neat to see.
  5. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare Member
    Messages: 90

    Stay away from Yellow snow too!