Saturday, May 2, 2009

SNOW ROLLERS

Maybe they couldn't wait to try out their hay bailer.

(Borrowed from the National Weather Service) On the evening of March 31st, 2009, Tim Tevebaugh was driving home from work east of Craigmont in the southern Idaho Panhandle (see map below). Across the rolling hay fields, Tim saw a very usual phenomena. 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. These snow rollers formed during the day as they weren't present in the morning on Tim's drive to work. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/photo_gallery/snow_rollers.php






For those who can't open the link: here is one of the photos.

10 comments:

Woman in a Window said...

NO! That is so cool!

Pam said...

Wow. That is so weird. They look like Cheezels. That's just crazy! Wonderful though.

Hilary said...

For some reason, the link won't work for me. Darn!

olivia said...

LOL, those are great!

Runningspider said...

those are super cool! (cold,lol) I've made those before, but not nearly as neatly as mother nature!!

ELIZABETH said...

I learned something new today. : )

Jeannelle said...

These are absolutely amazing.....I've NEVER heard of such a thing!

Jeannelle said...

I just showed the snow roller photos to my husband. His first thought is that they look like snow-covered round hay bales out in the field.

Flea said...

They look like cross sections of squid tentacles. Makes me hungry for calamari.

Isabel said...

I have never seen anything like this. Awesome nature!