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Offline Studio Dewolf

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What is snow roller?
« on: February 10, 2021, 01:00:10 PM »
What is snow roller? A kind of snowball. Is it man-made? Or by nature? Rare weather phenomenon.

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Re: What is snow roller?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 01:24:05 PM »
Not rare at all up here (Canada).  We call them 'snow cookies'.  They form on slopes when some snow falls off a tree and starts to roll.  Just like kids make a snowman.  I've seen them to over a meter high!
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Re: What is snow roller?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 01:26:15 PM »
Not rare at all up here (Canada).  We call them 'snow cookies'.  They form on slopes when some snow falls off a tree and starts to roll.  Just like kids make a snowman.  I've seen them to over a meter high!

Cool  :grin: Have you the photos?

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Re: What is snow roller?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 02:23:26 PM »
Not rare at all up here (Canada).  We call them 'snow cookies'.  They form on slopes when some snow falls off a tree and starts to roll.  Just like kids make a snowman.  I've seen them to over a meter high!

Cool  :grin: Have you the photos?
I will look.  BTW, you do NOT want to hit one when you are downhill skiing.  They are hard ("Death Cookies")
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Re: What is snow roller?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 03:23:17 PM »
I will try and dig up a picture. A few years back there were hundreds of thousands in the fields around my town one afternoon when I came from work. Weather network has an informational video about them. Exact certain conditions and a sudden strong wind makes them roll up in the open fields. Most in the 6 inch dia range.....many a foot or so.

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Re: What is snow roller?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 04:45:36 PM »
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/snow-roller-explainer The picture at the top has the kind of ones we see on ski slopes.
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