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Snow rollers!

Posted April 24, 2009

I'm thrilled about the 90-degree weather this weekend.  I wish it could be permanent.  I am anti-cold weather.

But if you like it, here's something fun.  These are "snow rollers" in Idaho.  According to the National Weather Service, it's "a very unusual phenomenon. The snow rollers that he took pictures of are extremely rare because of the unique combination of snow, wind, temperature and moisture needed to create them. They form with light but sticky snow and strong (but not too strong) winds."


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  • thefensk Apr 24, 2009

    Yeah, those are good pictures. There were some good pictures a while back, Iowa I think, where some got like three feet tall. They aren't real common, but apparently are not all that rare either. Although quite a numer of the 4 million+ hits you get when you google snow rollers talk about how rare they are. 908,000 hits on google images, and a goodly number of them are good pictures as well.

  • Builder Apr 24, 2009

    Funny, just look like hay bales covered in snow. Someone has been "snowed"

  • cbarnett Apr 24, 2009

    Pretty cool. I'd like to see them moving. Does Greg know about hese?

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