Did you know …
This week marks the anniversary of the date the North American record was set for the greatest amount of snow to fall during a single storm. Between Feb. 13 and 19, 1959, 189 inches of snow fell on the city of Mt. Shasta, California, in a storm system that gripped the area for five straight days. Here are some other interesting records for snowfall in North America:
- Silver Lake, Colorado, holds the record for getting the most snow in 24 hours. The city received 76 inches during a 24-hour period that spanned April 14 and 15, 1921.
- Tamarack, California, holds the record for receiving the most snow in a single month. In January of 1911, Tamarack was covered by 390 inches of snow!
- And the record for the most snow over the course of one season goes to Mount Baker, Washington , which was pounded with 1,140 inches of snow during the winter of 1998 and 1999.
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