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Snow RollersPaulCL
Feb 13, 2003 6:37 AM
Maybe these things are common in the west, but they've never been seen in my area before. For the article, check out
kinda similar, out westmohair_chair
Feb 13, 2003 8:19 AM
funny coincidence!4bykn
Feb 13, 2003 1:50 PM
Front page of my local paper this morning had about the same picture, I'd heard of them, but never before seen them.
I'm still skeptical, despite these websitesKristin
Feb 13, 2003 2:41 PM
I strong would the wind need to be toKristin
Feb 13, 2003 2:41 PM
keep one of that size rolling?
Good questions; answers4bykn
Feb 13, 2003 4:20 PM
The ones in your links are pretty remarkable, but keep in mind the snow rollers pictured from central Illinois were formed on a night where the wind gusts were clocked at 68mph max. Furthermore, if one looks closely at the pictures the rollers are really only a few inches in diameter.

Also, somehow, somewhere, somebody ought to be able to make a joke out of "snow rollers" on a bike forum in wintertime.
Feb 14, 2003 6:29 AM
The snow rollers in the field near my home range from a couple of inches to knee high. We had 40-50mph winds the night they were formed. They look really weird until you get the explanation.