The Heaviest Snowfall Records in History
The Pacific Northwest region of North America, which includes Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, is the snowiest region of the continent. In many areas of Alaska and British Columbia, there are no meteorological stations, so we can only imagine how much falls during a given season. In Mount Rainier National Park, at the Paradise Ranger station, 1,224.5 inches (102 feet) of snow fell between February 19, 1971 and February 18, 1972. That is equal to the height of a 10 story building.