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January 29, 2014

Wacky Winter Wednesday



Hey Everyone!
Wow, this has been one weird and wacky Winter in  my territory!   OMD it's been freezing cold and really snowy and just plain nasty.    I really love some super snow zoomies, but this is just crazy!   BOL  

We've had Frost Quakes.   This happens when it's so cold that the ground actually fractures and the sound is like a really loud gunshot.   Sometimes you can even find the big cracks in the ground where it's happened.

Then on Monday morning, we woke up to this:

SNOW ROLLS!    
They turned up (get it?!?) here in Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio.   The wind was really strong and just right...and the snow was light and fluffy and just right...and the two together did this.  The perfect kind of wind hit the perfect kind of snow and it started rolling right up.



 This is at the end of my road.   Look at all of them!


See how the snow rolled itself up?   Isn't that cool?    You can even see through lots of them.   Some of the yards and fields here have hundreds of them. 




They are about the neatest things I've ever seen snow do by itself!   BOL  
They range from about the size of a peep's fist clear up to about the size of a 55 gallon drum.    Most of them seem to be about the size of a basketball.

This phenomenon has been all over our news.  We even saw a video clip on CNN.com yesterday.   Oh, it's really unique and incredible.   My peeps have never seen anything like it...ever!

So, there you go.    Do any of you have these in your territory?
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm







29 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Sarge that is amazing. We have never seen snow rolls before. How cool. OMD you stay in the warmth at home. It looks so cold your way. We are having more rain. Big Sigh. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

They look like giant snow donuts. .....HOW COOL IS THAT!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE have some on our FRONT PORCH Hill.
Ours are only the size of a BUCKET.
Those that can be seen through are the NEATEST ones of all. We don't have NEARLY as many as YOU DO... YOU have an entire FLOCK of them. They ARE amazing. They USUALLY happen on a HILL...
Last night we had 6 Frost Quakes. WE bark and run to the door when they happen. WE think it is someone at the door.

Linda said...

OMD that's incredible.
Are you going to go knock um down.
We saw those on the news here all about Ohio snow. There is no snow here in my hood.
Stay inside and warm.
xo Cinnamon

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD...Frost quakes and snow rolls??? Are you sure we aren't being invaded by snow freak aliens?

:)

easyweimaraner said...

Sarge, I never saw snow rolls! Can you send me one? They look like my Frolic-rings hahaha Please stay warm and comfy...

Ranger said...

OMD….. I've never seen or heard of anything like dat. Snow cracks and rolls. Wow. They look like biggy snow donuts.
Wags,
Ranger

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We saw it on the Philly news. Looks like those big snow balls are the making of snowfreaks.

sprinkles said...

Those snow rolls are really cool! I've never seen even heard of them, let alone seen them.

We've been pretty lucky so far this winter. We've had fog almost every day since December, but not a lot of snow. Today we had a mix of snow and rain, making the roads slick and icy.

Murphy said...

We have not seen those around here but mom's cousin in Ohio showed them to us!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

scotsmad said...

Have NEVER heard of those! How intriguing. Wonder what that ole Groundhog is going to say next week. He might be better predicting the Superbowl outcome!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

stellaroselong said...

wesa wondering if you needs to call the Guinness book of records cos wessa never seen anything like that evers....
stella rose

Sweet William The Scot said...

I have seen them once before on my grandmothers farm along with hearing snow cracks. I think being in a wide open space you see and hear more. In the city you just hear your neighbors. Bawheheeeeeeee.

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD SARGE FANDE TOLD ME YOU HAD A POST UP ABOUT THIS. GOOD GRIEF WHEN IN ALASKA WE LEARNED ABOUT PERMA FROST AND ICE FOG BUT NEVER HAVE I HEARD OF SNOW ROLLS
OBVIOUSLY NOT THE SAME AS FANDE'S TOOTSIE ROLLS NOR HAVE i HEARD OF FROST QUAKES...BUT MOM EATS QUAKER OATS THANK YOU A TON FOR THE PHOTOS I'M HOLLER FOR DAD TO COME SEE
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Susie and Sidebite said...

Never seen that Sarge, but that is something else, looks like a perfect do nothin outside Wednesday

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We have never seen such a think - crazy. Stay warm. Glad you are enjoying your prize. We love Hero treats! Lee and Phod

Hoke said...

Looks like a fun place to run run run!!!

Millie and Walter said...

Those are cool! We've never seen anything like that around here.

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Wow! At first we thought that was some neat hoop jumping trick. Real snow holes like that, that's amazing. Never seen or heard of that. Good thing you took a picture, that's really neat and we think the folks at GMA would like it :-) Stay nice and warm inside and keep my girls warm and thinking they're in a tropical paradise!

Idaho PugRanch said...

We have never seen anything like that before!!! Cool!!!
hugs
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Daisy said...

Mother Nature is amazing and so are you! My peep is going to show these to her class tomorrow. We don't have a clue about cool snow donuts here. WOW!
oxox
Daisy

speedyrabbit said...

that is an awesome sight!xx Speedy

Casey said...

WOW, that is bizarre! I've never heard of anything like that.

Asta said...

Wowza Sawge
I've nevew seen anything like that..weeewd....
I hope you get sum good zoomies but stay wawm and cozy othewise..my pootew has just been declawed dead and I can't affowd a new one, so i can look on ipad, but not post. All my picshoowes awe on pootew, gwwwww..i guess I have to weaign my post as Oowopean detective, sigh
Sad smoochie kisses
Asta

animal lover, quilt lover said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!
Sarge you have taught us out here in Blogville a lot!!!!!!!!
WE didn't know about snow quakes or the snow rolling itself up in balls!!! You really should call GMA about it!!!

Wesley McPoodleton said...

Oh wowzers, Sarge...those snow rolls are really neat! We don't have those guys happening in my corner of the state...momma says she's a little jealous! BOL

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Sarge!!

We saw dose snow rolls on da news!! Nuttin' like dat has ever happened at our house, you is so lucky!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hiya Sarge - I loves your Snow Donuts!!! That is the Coolest thing EVER! They wouldn't last long here at the moment - we are feeling like human and pup baked potatoes here!! Another day of over 104F here!

Stay warm buddy! Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Mollie said...

Snow Rolls and Snow quakes.. Sarge you be careful and keep super warm. We have so much rain, everywhere is flooded. xxooxxx

Mollie and Alfie