Snow rollers created by rare weather conditions in Ohio

Snow rollers

January 28, 2014 2:00:22 PM PST
Snow rollers are large columns of snow formed when wind blows chunks of ice along the ground. The rare weather phenomenon was captured in Ohio.

The wind essentially acts as a hand, rolling the snow. In order for a snow roller to form, the ground must be covered by a layer of ice, which then must be covered by wet, loose snow.

The temperature needs to be near melting, and the wind has to be strong enough to move the snow rollers, but not blow them apart.