Weather phenomenon in Ohio makes rare snow rollers

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CLEVELAND, OH (WJW) — People in parts of Northeast Ohio were surprised by what they found in their yards Monday.

Across a bed of fresh snow were white, tire-like formations, as if someone were about to build a snowman, but there were no footprints in sight!

Those things are called snow rollers, a weather phenomenon that forms on its own.

Fox 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol explained the conditions have to be just right for them to form, and they are quite rare in Ohio.

Read more and see a photo gallery with many “snow rollers” here: Weather Phenomenon Occurs in NE Ohio