What Was the Heaviest Snowfall on Record?

Weather records that include the size of a snowfall have been kept for only about 100 years, so we don’t know the size of the heaviest snow of all time.

But in 1921, the heaviest daily snow on record struck Silver Lake, Colorado, dumping 76 inches of snow on that town in 24 hours!

The largest single snowstorm on record, though, fell on parts of Alaska in 1955. This storm lasted five days, and left over 175 inches of snow on the ground, that’s more than 141/2 feet!

And if you don’t like snow, stay away from Mt. Rainer, in the state of Washington. During the early 1970s, the heaviest annual snow on record, 1,224 inches, fell there in a 12-month period.

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2 thoughts on “What Was the Heaviest Snowfall on Record?”

  1. I live in Remer, Minnesota. We had one year in the past, that we had to dig tunnels to the school and anywhere else. But What was the most snow in Alaska?

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