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Snow Rollers Spotted

Herald of Feb. 20, 2014

The Herald received numerous calls on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18 about hundreds of “snow rollers” cropping up around the Cove. The strange log-shaped snowballs, which had been reported across the state and into Ohio, was a bit of a phenomena. According to the National Weather Service, “snow rollers” are formed under specific weather conditions. The ground surface must have an icy, crusty snow, on which falling snow cannot stick, about an inch or so of loose, wet snow must accumulate, and gusty, strong winds are needed to scoop out chunks of snow. The result is a formation...


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