Monday, January 27, 2014

A rare meteorological phenomenon happened today in western PA!

This, my friends, is a snow roller.  At least, that's what wikipedia is telling me.
Snow rollers are on the local newscasts today (as they should be, so cool!)-at least that's what Mom told me.  

There are pics all over Facebook and I came across this article about some snow rollers found in the UK, in my feed.

Snow roller on the horizon.

Snow rollers in the pasture.

Very gusty today!  (I didn't have a hat on and my gloves were lame, so I almost froze my ears and fingers taking these pics!)
This was this morning, before the blue sky decided to show itself.  This one was maybe 8 inches tall.  Looks huge, but that's just an optical illusion.
So there you have it-if you ever see snow rolled up like a jelly roll, you'll know what it is, a snow roller-a  rare meteorological phenomenon!

6 comments:

Dawnie said...

That's awesome,Holly!

littlemancat said...

Fantastic! Would love to see that.
Mary

Holly C. said...

Dawnie-did you see them in town???

Mary-so cool to see!

summerlily said...

So cool!

Robbie Parker said...

so awesome! I love your blue sky...amazing!

Dawnie said...

I saw them on our way to Butler, but I didn't see them in town.