2. Snow comes in the form of snowflakes, graupel, and sleet.
3. Snow is actually translucent, not white; deep snow can appear blue.
4. There are more Americans who die from winter colds than the summer heat.
5. The Southern Hemisphere usually has milder winters than the Northern Hemisphere because there is less land and more maritime climate.
6. The largest snowflake on record is 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick, which was seen on January 28, 1887 in Fort Keogh, Montana.
7. Chionophobia is the fear of snow and being trapped by it.
8. The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924.
9. About 12% of Earth’s land surface is covered in snow and ice.
10. -123° C (-189° F) is the coldest temperature ever recorded (Vostok Station, Antarctica in 1983).