Wind Whips Up Rare Snow Rollers in Midwest

By CNN News Wire

Published 01/28 2014 07:31AM

Updated 01/28 2014 07:32AM

PLEASANTVILLE, Ohio -- A weird weather phenomenon in Ohio is caught on camera.  The odd-shaped snowballs are known as snow rollers. 

They come in all shapes and sizes...Some solid...Some have holes.     

They're chunks of snow that catch your eye along the side of the if someone was trying to roll up a big snowball.  

Well no human hands touched these.

They were all made by Mother Nature.

"I've never seen one before until you pointed them out.

They're called snow rollers.  

A rare weather phenomenon where strong winds blow chunks of snow to create this.....and this.  

To the amazement of those who have never seen it before. "I heard about it on the news this morning and i thought i wonder what that is.  It's neat," says Mary Bruney of Columbus, Ohio.

We found this front yard in Fairfield County with dozens and dozens of snow rollers.   

They're even sometimes called snow donuts...For good reason.  

In the end it's quite a sight much like a hay bail that sits in the field during the summer.   

Only this is winter.

"Like a bunch of tumble weeds...Ohio tumble weeds," says Karen Barnett of Columbus.

A rare sight only Mother Nature could love. 

(Tino Ramos for CNN)

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