The Italian town of Capracotta in Southern Italy set the record for most snowfall in a 24 hour period: 100 inches in 18 hours on March 5th 2015. meteoweb.eu/2015/03/uffic…
Shoveling snow is a known trigger for heart attacks. Some hospitals even prepare for more cardiac related visits after a large snowfall. health.harvard.edu/blog/p…
In Finland, city planners are known to visit parks immediately after the first snowfall, when the existing walking paths are not visible. People naturally choose desire paths, clearly marked by their footprints, which can be then used to guide the routing of new purpose-built paved paths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
Today I learned of the Beijing Weather Modification Office, used by the government to control the weather on demand. Examples include creating real snowfall for New Years Day and moving clouds away from the Olympic Stadium to prevent rain by firing chemicals into the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bei…
There's no automation in measuring snowfall - the US National Weather Service has thousands of volunteers with rulers newsweek.com/how-much-sno…
Today I learned of the Beijing Weather Modification Office, used by the government to control the weather on demand. Examples include creating real snowfall for New Years Day and moving clouds away from the Olympic Stadium to prevent rain by firing chemicals into the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bei…
During the 1993 Superstorm in the Eastern US, parts of the Appalachian mountains saw 5 foot snowfalls and 35 foot snow drifts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Two-story outhouses were real and served a practical purpose. In certain areas of states like Wyoming, they were used to overcome issues with massive snowfall in the winter. kingfm.com/wyomings-large…
1816 was called the year without a summer. From May to August of that year there were frequent frosts and snowfalls causing widespread crop failure and a food crisis. cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br…
Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Colorado all have higher average snowfall than Alaska usa.com/rank/us--average-…
The 1804 Hurricane was the first in recorded history to produce snowfall. Appearing late in the season, both heavy snowfall and high winds (up to 110mph) produced a swath of damage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180…
The Dust Bowl was severe enough to cause local blackouts, shutdown shipping in NYC, and affect snowfall in England. It was only "solved" by tapping the Ogallala Aquifer which is estimate to run out as soon as 2028. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
There's an amusement park in Hyderabad called Snow World which offers an indoor snow play area and snowfall to Indians who have never seen such a thing. Special warm jackets and water proof shoes are provided. snowworldhyd.com/gallary.…
Today I learned of the Flake Effect, where airplanes can trigger snowfall around airports. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The 1972 Iran Blizzard, which caused approximately 4,000 deaths, was the deadliest blizzard in recorded history. Dropping as much as 26 feet (7.9 m) of snow, it completely covered 200 villages. After a snowfall lasting nearly a week, an area the size of Wisconsin was entirely buried in snow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
Bacteria can cause rain and snowfall nature.com/news/2008/0802…
Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California. nytimes.com/2012/02/17/sc…
The five largest cities in upstate New York compete for the Golden Snowball Award, which is given to the city with the most snowfall that winter. Syracuse has won 13 of the last 15 years, with Buffalo and Rochester each winning once in that span. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California. (x-post /r/FunFacts) nytimes.com/2012/02/17/sc…
1816 was a year without a summer with snowfalls in June in places like New York and Maine. It is thought to be due to the massive volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in year 1815. ppg.sagepub.com/content/2…
Detroit's residential streets are not plowed until snowfall reaches 6 inches or more. archive.freep.com/article…
The Australian Snowy Mountains receive more snowfall in a year than the Swiss Alps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The record single day snowfall for the entire United States is five feet three inches (63 inches) which occurred in Georgetown, Colorado on December 12, 1913. currentresults.com/Weathe…
There is a company outside of Bowman, ND that offers 'weather modification' services to increase precipitation and augment snowfall through a process called 'cloud seeding' weathermodification.com/
The South Pole has a desert climate, almost never receiving any precipitation. Air humidity is near zero. However, high winds can cause the blowing of snowfall, and the accumulation of snow amounts to about 20 cm (8 in) per year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
In North America 390 inches of snow fell in Tamarack, California in January 1911, leading to a snow depth in March of 451 inches. Making it the most snowfall recorded in one month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The first recorded snowfall in Miami, FL occurred on Jan 19, 1977. The second (and only other time) was Jan 8, 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
In 1948, when Boston was in the midst of 60-inch snowfall, the mayor was so desperate, he asked MIT if they could disperse the snow with "flame throwers or chemicals". alum.mit.edu/pages/sliceo…
Cities and traffic planners can use snowfall to test how "neckdowns" (curb extenders) affect traffic and pedestrians. streetfilms.org/snowy-nec…
The US military sometimes uses meteor ion trails to bounce secure radio signals to high-latitude bases. The USDA has a similar system for remote snowfall monitoring stations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Businesses can buy futures and options for weather conditions. Basically you can bet on how much snowfall there will be this winter. cmegroup.com/trading/weat…
The record daily snowfall for Toronto is about 20 inches. And (link in comments) about 18 inches in Montreal. citynews.ca/2008/02/08/wh…
There is a fantasy sport for snowfall weather.com/news/weather-…
Mt. Baker (WA, USA) holds the world record for snowfall in a single season at 1,140 inches (2,896 cm) during 1998-1999. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
We can use the noise of gun fire to measure the amount of snowfall accurately en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Mt. Baker, Washington holds the record - an astonishing 1,140 inches - for the most snowfall in one season classic.mountainzone.com/…

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