About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chilling facts about snow!

Okay, show of hands...Who's tired of snow?

5 Things You May Not Know About Snow
1.  The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
2. Because snow is so fluffy, what would be an inch of rain can turn out to be about 10 inches of snow.
3.  Around 12% of the Earth’s land surface is covered in permanent snow and ice.
4.  Marquette, Michigan has set the snow record this winter according to the National Weather Service. Just shy of 150 inches of snow has fallen in Marquette so far this winter - the most in the nation.
5.  Chionophobia is a fear of snow.

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