Residents See Snow Rollers Form In Yards And Fields Across Area

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UPDATED: Monday January 27, 2014 3:37 PM

Central Ohio residents are sending in pictures of snow rollers from across the region.

It's a rare weather phenomenon that occurs when the conditions are just right.

They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are solid, while some have holes. In fact, some people even call them snow donuts.

It looks like someone started a snowman or snow ball, only human hands did not play a role in shaping these snow rollers.

"I've never seen one before until you pointed them out," said Mary Bruney.

In order for snow rollers to form, conditions have to be just right.

The ground must be covered with ice and then wet snow. It then takes a strong wind to create the rolled snow.

Snow rollers are more common in hilly areas, but the precise nature of the conditions required makes them a very rare phenomenon.

 

 

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