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Rare snow rollers appear in area

January 27, 2014

Photo submitted by Jenn Vallimont This field of snow rollers was seen in a St. Marys field. The photo shows the hollow makeup of the rare creations of Mother Nature.

Mother Nature surprised area residents yet again on Monday as many awoke to find snow rollers, a unique natural sculpture created by high winds and snow, in their yards and fields.
Hundreds of these typically hollow formations could be seen throughout western Pennsylvania. They were reported to have ranged in size from small marbles to large pumpkins, although weather records indicate they can be as large as a 30 gallon drum and typically average 10 to 12 inches in diameter.

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