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wagonman76 03-16-2009 12:47 PM

Unusual pic of snow on roof
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This is the roof of the place I work at. I arrived one morning last week to see this. This is the work of a night of a foot of wet heavy snow and 50-60 mph winds. The pattern of the metal roof is perfectly formed into the snow. I would have liked to been here to watch it form.

cfg83 03-16-2009 01:51 PM

wagonman76 -

Woah! Maybe it was moving like a micro-glacier.


TomO 03-16-2009 02:13 PM

Micro-glacial movement is my guess as well, especially looking at the icicles that are now stalagmites. the metal roof was probably warm enough to get a layer of water going under the snow, allowing it to move from the force of the winds.

Beautiful picture too!

MetroMPG 03-16-2009 10:56 PM

Ha! We had a similar type of snow here about a week ago. You should have seen what weird things sheets of snow were doing off buildings & vehicles.

It looked like old man winter called in sick and Salvador Dali filled in for the day!

ai_vin 03-16-2009 11:33 PM


the metal roof was probably warm enough to get a layer of water going under the snow
Which means somebody needs to ecomod their house with a bit more insulation.

Sorry, but that's the way I see things these days.

SVOboy 03-16-2009 11:44 PM

Yeah, it does that hear too

hummingbird 03-17-2009 12:10 AM

It must be quite stressful for the overhang... hope it was built strong enough to sustain that kinda load.

Greenblazer 03-19-2009 10:20 PM

Snow!? We are already running air conditioning around these parts.

wagonman76 03-20-2009 12:32 PM

My wife's sister lives in Arizona, and all winter is teasing us about the 70 F days while we are freezing. Then the tables are turned in mid summer when I still don't need AC and they're just baking.

It was nice here for a few days, it briefly hit 50 F in the sun. But we still have a lot of snow left, and it is back to cold again. 8 F yesterday morning and 20 F and snow in the day, and -5 F this morning.

It seems about 3rd person around here has another house in the south, and lives here for 3 months in the summer. If I was rich, that would be the way to go. But since I'm not, I'll settle for being here since I can always put on more clothes when it gets cold.

Wilden 03-25-2009 08:43 AM

That's quite an amazing pic, being from the UK I never get to see anything like that. Damned English weather.

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