16. The Mount Shasta Snow

Photographer: Unknown

Year: February 1959

Location: Mount Shasta, California

Casualties: NA

Mount Shasta in Northern California holds the world record for most snowfall in a single storm, from February 13-19, 1959. Almost 15.5 feet of snow accumulated over six days, but thankfully it was not significantly destructive to the community. he mountain saw two personal triumphs that year - it also opened its first ski lift, the Shasta Ski Bowl, pictured.