What Caused These Mysterious Rolling Snowballs? Scientists Struggle To Answer

With new human tracks in sight, people passing by were bewildered by the thousands of cylindrical snowballs that appeared in a central Idaho field overnight near the town of Picabo. The cylindrical formations — dubbed "snow rollers — are up to 18 inches tall and in many cases hollow in the center.

Rolling_snowballs.jpg

According to The Associated Press, National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Breidenbach says snow rollers of that size are extremely rare — so rare, in fact, that scientists don't know exactly what factors are needed for nature to create them.

Snow_Rollers_1.jpg

Jay says that in general it's believed that a combination of just the right degrees of snow wetness, temperature, and wind are required. It takes a strong wind to roll the snow into bigger and bigger shapes but not too gusty of a wind, otherwise the fragile formations collapse.

"We know basically how they form and why they form, but we don't know the exact details," Breidenbach admits.

Snow_Rollers_2.jpg

Whatever factors it takes to create these phenomenons, we can certainly chalk them up to another example of God's amazing creation.

The Duggar Family Announces Another Life-Changing Event
/the_duggar_family_announces_another_life_changing_event
Bounce House Collapses on Kids, Injuring 2, But What Caused it is Horrifying, Unexpected
/bounce_house_collapses_on_kids_injuring_2_but_what_caused_it_is_horrifying_unexpected
Listeria Recall Alert: Over 5,000 Pounds of Frozen Entrees May Contain Deadly Bacteria
/listeria_recall_alert_over_5_000_pounds_of_frozen_entrees_may_contain_deadly_bacteria
Egypt Launches Massive Retaliation Strike After Christians Were Murdered
/egypt_launches_massive_retaliation_strike_after_christians_were_murdered
Franklin Graham Calls The Patriots' Latest Move "Sinful"
/franklin_graham_calls_the_patriots_latest_move_sinful
President Trump Issues Weekly Address After Busy Week Traveling The Globe
/president_trump_issues_weekly_address
Trump Just Stood up for Christians in a Big Way, Sends Message to World
/trump_just_stood_up_for_christians_in_a_big_way_sends_message_to_world
Britain Sends Epic Message to ISIS Written on the Side of a Missile
/britain_sends_epic_message_to_isis_written_on_the_side_of_a_missile
Ariana Grande Makes New Massive Announcement In Wake Of Manchester Bombing
/ariana_grande_makes_new_massive_announcement_in_wake_of_manchester_bombing
28 Christians Killed, Dozens Injured in Latest Attack
/28_christians_killed_dozens_injured_in_latest_attack