How big was the snowflake that holds the Guinness World Record as the largest ever recorded?
– 2 inches wide by 1 inch thick
– 3.5 inch wide by 2 inch thick
– 5 inches wide by 2 inches thick
– 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick
Fort Keogh, Montana was a reaction to the Little Big Horn massacre. The Fort was the scene of a bizarre snowstorm in January 1887. On this day, the astonished soldiers manning the Fort witnessed massive snowflakes, the largest measuring 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick. Giant flakes form when wet, heavy snow falls amid little wind. These conditions make it easy for flakes to stick together to form large flakes. Source: HistoryandHeadlines.com