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1887: What was the Diameter of the Largest Snowflakes in History?

1887: What was the Diameter of the Largest Snowflakes in History?
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According to the Guinness World Records, the largest snowflakes in history were observed on this day at Fort Keogh, Montana, in North America.

On this day back in 1887, the largest snowflakes in history according to Guinness World Records were recorded. They were spotted at Fort Keogh, Montana, in North America. A local rancher claimed they were larger than frying pans. He supposedly measured one and it was about 38 cm in diameter. Of course, such a statement is impossible to verify. It is a relatively ancient data, and snowflakes are normally, even today, a very inconsistent material, which is difficult to preserve in order to prove their size.

There is a saying amongst people that every snowflake is unique, i.e. there are no two identical snowflakes. Scientifically speaking, it is statistically possible to form two completely identical snowflakes, but it’s very unlikely.

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