Ice boating and snow rollers are among the scenic things our region’s folks see this time of year. Wind has to be perfect for ice boating. At left is a photo from the Presque Isle State Park Facebook page – by Brian Berchtold. The photo got 108 shares. Way to go, Brian!
Here’s a story we did in Lake Erie LifeStyle in 2008 about the incredible sport that had plenty of folks out over the weekend.
Pictures of “snow rollers” are flooding Facebook and making the rounds. WPXI’s Severe Weather Team 11 meteorologist Scott Harbaugh explained that snow rollers make snow wheels when the wind rolls its own snowballs. The photos at left are from WPXI. Check out Scott’s Twitter feed @WPXIScott.
Apparently conditions have to be perfect to create these clever natural phenoms.
It might be cold, but Mother Nature never disappoints wrapped in her beautiful blanket of snow.