It's snow joke! Your top facts on snow

Basketball fan Bertie the Chorkie from Halesowen enjoying the snow in his LA Lakers shirt
Basketball fan Bertie the Chorkie from Halesowen enjoying the snow in his LA Lakers shirt Photo: Kate James
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest snowflake ever was found at Fort Keogh, Montana on January 28, 1887. It was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
  • Snow may appear white but it is actually colourless and can take on many colour forms.
Mount Baker holds the record for the most amount of snowfall in a year
Mount Baker holds the record for the most amount of snowfall in a year Credit: PA
  • Mount Baker, in the North Cascades of Washington State, holds the world record for the most snow falling in a year. A reported 1,140 inches fell during in 1998.
  • The Wapusk Trail road is the longest winter road in the world according to the Guinness World Records. It_ _is 467 miles long and links Gillam, Manitoba with Peawanuk, Ontario, Canada.
  • The largest snowman was a woman. Built by the residents of Bethel, Maine, she was 122ft tall, with 30 ft spruce trees for arms and skis for eyelashes.
  • According to this, it is possible to grow your own snow
  • Around 12% of the land's surface is covered in permanent snow and ice
  • The average snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water and falls at a speed of 3.1mph. The largest recorded snowflake was 15 inches wide.
  • Chionophobia is a fear of snow.
  • Japanese scientists have developed a snow-eating robot, fitted with GPS, which shovels snow from the drive and compacts it into ice bricks.