Fun Facts about Winter


People with Chionophbia are simply said to have a fear of snow.  One of the largest components to this fear is the idea of becoming snowbound.  A forecast calling for a snowstorm can bring on cold sweats, panic attacks, and even an unrealistic feeling of doom and dread.  People with Chionophobia will rarely venture out into the snow for fear of being stranded as well!

A single snowstorm can drop 40 million tons of snow, carrying the energy equivalent to 120 atom bombs.

Snow is actually clear and colorless.

The winter of 1912 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze over.

The highest snowfall ever recorded in a one year period was 1224 inches in Mount Rainier, Washington State between February 19, 1971 and February 18, 1972.




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