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This Winter, We Learned Naturally-Occurring Snowballs Are a Thing

It seems as though there are certain conditions where the snow is just fresh and wet enough, and the wind is strong enough, to make natural snowballs right on the ground. Wild!

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This is one of the most interesting natural phenomenon I’ve seen. High winds caused wet snow to form into these rollers all across a field in Bethel, Maine. Thanks to Isaac Crabtree for the explanation!

Posted by Benjamin Williamson on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Check out this video from Benjamin Williamson… It’s been so windy, the snowballs make themselves!

It seems as though there are certain conditions where the snow is just fresh and wet enough, and the wind is strong enough, to make natural snowballs right on the ground. Wild!