PDF Print E-mail

Ready for a snowball fight? If weather conditions are just right, wind and fresh snow can combine to create their own snowballs. It is a phenomenon known as "snow rollers". They occur when winds pressing against a snowy surface turn it over repeatedly, similar to when rolling snowballs to create large boulders for the base of a snowman.

   Snow roller :: Herreid, South Dakota        Snow roller :: Herreid, South Dakota      Snow roller :: Herreid, South Dakota

In order for snow rollers to occur, the wind has to be steady, and not too fast or too snow. The snow has to be on a relatively smooth surface to allow for the clumps of snow to move. These snow roller photos are from Kaye VanderVorst of Herreid, South Dakota.

 
«  October 2020  »
SMTWTFS
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

South Dakota Alerts

Warning map for South Dakota

Midwest Snow Depth

Midwest Snow Depth map

SD Daily MODIS Satellite

South Dakota High Res map

Search

JayTrobec.com