on records between 1961 and 1990, Rochester, New York
receives an average of 94 inches of snow a year and is
the snowiest large city in the United States.
About 187 inches
of snow fell in seven days on Thompson Pass, Alaska in
February, 1953. The greatest daily snow fall was 62 inches
also on Thompson Pass, Alaska. Click here
for more snowfall extremes.
Nearly every part
of the United States has had snow and even most of south
Florida has had some flurries.
The greatest officially
reported snowfall in Phoenix, Arizona was 1 inch.
Fresh snow is a
great insulator. Ten inches of fresh snow is approximately
equal to a six-inch-layer of fiberglass insulation.