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Football-sized snowflakes

"Now accepted as fact in the weather records was the report that the Siberian town of Bratsk in the winter of 1971 got snowflakes as big as footballs."

(Anonymous; San Francisco Chronicle, September 25, 1994. Cr. J. Covey)

Comment. Many such reports crop up in the weather journals. See GWP2 in our catalog: Tornados, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipiation. (Description here.. Bear in mind that these "giant" snowflakes are really aggregations of thousands of normal-size flakes.

From Science Frontiers #97, JAN-FEB 1995. � 1995-2000 William R. Corliss