Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Rollers!

The Keloland blog has a post about snow rollers in South Dakota.

Some more info on snow rollers, from Wikipedia:
A snow roller is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way, in much the same way that the large snowballs used in snowmen are made.

Unlike snowballs made by people, snow rollers are typically cylindrical in shape, and are often hollow since the inner layers, which are the first layers to form, are weak and thin compared to the outer layers and can easily be blown away, leaving what looks like a doughnut or jelly roll. Snow rollers have been seen to grow as large as two feet in diameter.

At least they weren't making mysterious quacking sounds!

1 comment:

Deaner said...

I've seen snow rollers in Ohio.