Remember the historic winter storm that dumped 15-20 inches of snow on southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, last April?
That was the snowstorm that Eric Fobbe, of Buffalo, used to build a 13-foot snowman in his front yard. Fobbe, a general contractor who is known for turning his yard into a winter wonderland for kids, upped the ante and built a 20-foot snowman this past weekend.
Fobbe's 13-footer took him about seven hours to build last year, and this year's masterpiece required 20 hours of outdoor labor to complete.
As you can see in the photo to the right, he used a skid steer to reach the top and a snowblower to get all of the snow into the general area he was building it.
Here's a side-by-side of his snowman last year compared to this year.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest snowman ever built was actually a snow woman, and she stood 122 feet, 1 inch tall in Bethel, Maine back in 2008.