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 correct

    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

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