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It's snow joke! Your top facts on snow

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 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.

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