Started a new feature yesterday I called "5 Random Things You Need to Know." Yesterday's included the best time to buy and sell on eBay and how to type texts faster. Click here to read them all! With the blizzard bearing down on us, figured it would be fun to do 5 Things You Need to Know -- About Snow! 

Did you know that all snowflakes have six sides? True story! Here are a few other random facts that you might not know, about snow!

  • The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour
  • People buy more cakes, cookies and candies than any other food when a blizzard is in the forecast.
  • Snow is actually colorless. What little sunlight is absorbed by snow is absorbed uniformly over the wavelengths of visible light thus giving snow its white appearance.
  • A blizzard occurs when you can’t see for 1/4 mile. The winds are always 35 miles an hour or more. The storm must last at least 3 hours to be classed as a blizzard. If any of these conditions are less, it is only a snowstorm

You can read these and a few more random facts about snow here

If you grew up or lived through the 90's or have kids that listened to pop radio in the 90's, you'll remember this song by Snow. Flashback!