What is the most snowfall ever recorded in the world?
Most in one-year period: 31.1 meters (102 ft); Mount Rainer, Washington, United States, February 19, 1971 to February 18, 1972.
Most in one season (1 July--30 June): 29.0 meters, (95 ft); Mount Ranger, Washington, United States, 1998 through 1999.
Largest snowflake ever observed: 38 centimeters (15 in) in diameter; Fort Keogh, Montana, United States, 1887-01-28.
Snowfall is a routine weather event with an annual average snowfall of 0.7 inches per year, which usually comes as a light dusting that is gone within hours. The most snowfall in a single year was 7.2 inches in 1987 and the most snowfall recorded in a single month was 6.0 inches during January of 1898 and in March of 1922. By comparison Denver gets 61.0 inches of snowfall every year.
Snowfall in February, albeit normally very light, has occurred 5 times in New Orleans since 1850. The snow in 1895 (February 14-15, Mardi Gras) was the most snowfall ever recorded in New Orleans at about 8.2 inches. Other years with February snowfall were 1899, 1958, 1960, and 1973. Measurable snow has only fallen in the city 17 times in the last 160 years, and only three times from 1950 to 2008 was there ground cover…