First 70s?…And How Big Can Snowflakes Get?

How big can snowflakes get?

A Word of Weather

A dry and warm forecast will cover the region for the next week. A broad ridge of high pressure will push the storm track well to our north, occasionally allowing a few clouds to cross the region but keeping precipitation well to our north. Weekend high temperatures will be in the upper 60s, with 70 a real possibility on Monday.

The pattern stays dry through most of next week, although a few showers could fall just to our north by midweek.

Snowflakes

Some time ago, I talked about the record for the largest snowflakes ever measured (15” wide and 8” thick in 1887 in Montana.) April Pedersen had a hard time believing it:“15 inches wide and 8 inches thick? Is this for real? Do they have 6 sides? I’ve never heard of anything like that. Is it a myth?”

I haven’t seen any pictures of the snowflakes (back in 1887…

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