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4. Snow Was Almost Illegal
The 1991-1992 snow season was particularly bad for Syracuse, New York. More than 162 inches of snow fell on the city. So in March of 1992, the Syracuse Common Council passed a decree “on behalf of its snow-weary citizens” that said any more snow before Christmas Eve of that year was outlawed. But Mother Nature must have missed the memo: It snowed two days later, and the following winter brought even more snow.
5. Snow Can Be Scary
To some people, at least. There’s even a term for it: Chionophobia.
Here are more real phobias you never knew existed.
6. Some Snowflakes You Can’t Catch in Your Mouth
The largest recorded snowflake was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. It fell in Fort Keogh, Montana in January of 1887. While there’s no corroborating evidence that confirms this is true, scientists don’t doubt it could be.
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