Winter Fun Facts

Interesting fun facts about winter that you have never heard before!

Avi Fairchild, Contributor

  • The Southern Hemisphere normally has milder winters than the Northern Hemisphere. This is on the grounds that the Southern Hemisphere has less land and an increasingly oceanic atmosphere. 
  • While it appears to be unreasonable, Earth is in reality nearest to the sun in December, despite the fact that the winter solstice is the briefest day of the year. 
  • As indicated by the Guinness World Records, on January 28, 1887, a snowflake that is 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, making it the biggest snowflake.
  • Chionophobia is the fear of snow or getting trapped by snow. The term comes from the Greek words chion and phobos, signifying “day off” “dread,” individually. 
  • Snowflakes are really translucent, not white and each winter, in any event one septillion (that is 1 trailed by 24 zeros) snowflakes tumble from the sky. 
  • The most snow at any point recorded in 24 hours in the United States was at Silver Lake, Colorado, in 1921 at 76 inches. Coming in second is Georgetown, Colorado, on December 4, 1913, at 63 inches. 

  • The coldest winter on Earth happens at the Polar Plateau in Antarctica. The normal yearly temperature is – 72.9° Fahrenheit. 


  • The Little Ice Age was a time of cooling that happened after the Medieval Warm Period. That endured from around 1350–1850. Researchers recommend this was because of a few reasons, remembering repetitive lows for sun based radiation, expanded volcanic action, changes in sea flow, fluctuation in worldwide atmosphere, and an abatement in human populace.


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