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    Posted January 27, 2014 by
    Mantua, Ohio
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    Wintry weather 2014

    Snowrollers in Ohio

    Perfect conditions found Ohio with
    alien snowrollers throughout.
    Across a bed of fresh snow were white, tire-like formations, as if someone were about to build a snowman — but there were no footprints in sight!

    Those things are called snow rollers, a weather phenomenon that forms on its own.

    We had temps near freezing when the snow began - perhaps even a little ice formed on the top at the surface to not allow for the snow to stick and to allow it to roll," ."Then the winds picked up basically rolling the snow like a snow ball."

    Strong winds are required to create snow rollers to form and push the snowballs along. Some common shapes that snow rollers take are balls, donuts and even jelly rolls

    This is one that rolled up to Sunscape Tanning
    in Mantua Ohio. What a surprise.
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