When I woke up this morning and opened the shades in my bedroom I was amazed at the view. Not at a fresh layer of snow on the ground, I'm used to that.

I just stood there starring at the snowflakes and wondering why they were so big. Much bigger than normal snowflakes. For a few brief moments right before the snow stopped falling, these bad boys were HUGE!

I did a little research and found out a few fun facts about snowflakes and their different sizes.

Turns out snowflake size and shape are determined by cloud temperature and humidity. According to the website Thoughtco.com, on average, snowflakes range in size from the width of a human hair to less than that of a penny.

Why snowflakes change into different shapes at different temperatures is a question that has puzzled scientists for at least 75 years.

So what's the biggest snowflake ever observed? The Guinness Book Of World Records says a 15 inch snowflake fell on Fort Keogh, MT on January 28, 1887.

I recorded these big boys falling in slow motion so you could really see them. I hope this video does them justice....also, it's very relaxing, and peaceful to watch.

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