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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.

Piwoslaw 03-25-2009 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by Wilden (Post 94053)
That's quite an amazing pic, being from the UK I never get to see anything like that. Damned English weather.

Didn't England get some snow this winter? Something like the largest snowfall since 10 years?
This winter in Poland has been quite snowy. We spent last weekend hiking in the mountains, up to our armpits in fluff!! Even in Warsaw we got 10cm this morning, a lot of people thought spring would come sooner if they switched to summer tires. They took the train today...

Wilden 03-25-2009 09:03 AM

Yeah, we got some, though where I live it wasnt that good, a couple of inches at most. I did get some decent pics of it though which is always good, but nothing compared to the the one in this thread.

Tango Charlie 03-25-2009 09:37 AM

I thought I had posted this before, but maybe it was a different thread.
Several weeks ago a sheet of icy snow slid off the Bomber's hood and folded up on the front bumper;

MetroMPG 03-25-2009 09:47 AM

TC: I almost took an identical picture to that one a few weeks ago. That was the day Salvidor Dali filled in for Old Man Winter. :D

ai_vin 03-25-2009 01:47 PM

Consider yourself lucky.
The People on our east coast sometimes have to deal with this-

Christ 03-25-2009 02:26 PM

TC - that's a sweet pic... looks at first glance like someone folded a sheet of dough on your bumper LOL.

I thought to myself "Was someone using a Buick for a Pizza oven?"

wagonman76 03-25-2009 09:59 PM

How would one even deal with that ice? Just wait it out till it warms up? Thankfully I've never seen more than 1/4" of ice in a single storm here.

TomO 03-26-2009 12:01 PM

I just had to do this:

I've seen those ice storm pictures before and I actually think they are a thing of beauty.

IIRC there is a Honda Beat under that ice behind the SUV.

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