These ‘snow rollers’ were filmed in Newtown, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada yesterday.

This rare weather phenomenon requires a highly specific set of circumstances to form: strong winds + a few centimetres of snow topped with an icy layer.

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Snow rollers formed in in Newtown, Bonavista Bay, Canada in December 2016. Youtube video caption by Travis Blackmore

You like making snowman by rolling snow into balls. Well, it seems like Mother Nature also likes to roll snow, too.

During last week’s snowfalls, Travis Blackmore captured a short video of ‘snow rollers’ forming in Newtown, Bonavista Bay.

The winter wonder occurs when strong winds pick up moist snow, blowing it along the ground until it builds a cylinder.

The conditions in Newtown last week were apparently optimal for forming the unusual meteorological delight.

Have you ever seen snow rollers?

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