Greatest Snowfalls in North America

 Place Date Inches Centimeters
1 month (U.S.) Tamarack, Calif. Jan. 1911 390 991
24 hours (N. America) Silver Lake, Colo.April 14–15, 192176195.6
24 hours (Alaska) Thompson Pass Dec. 29, 1955 62 157.5
19 hours (France) Bessans April 5–6, 1969 68 173
1 storm (N. America) Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl, Calif. Feb. 13–19, 1959 189 480
1 storm (Alaska) Thompson Pass Dec. 26–31, 1955 175 445.5
1 season (N. America) Mount Baker, Wash. 1998–19991,1402,895.6
1 season (Alaska) Thompson Pass 1952–1953 974.5 2,475
1 season (Canada) Revelstoke Mt. Copeland,
  British Columbia
1971–1972 964 2,446.5
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Topographic Laboratories.


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