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Old 03-16-2009, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unusual pic of snow on roof

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.


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Old 03-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Woah! Maybe it was moving like a micro-glacier.

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Old 03-16-2009, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It must be quite stressful for the overhang... hope it was built strong enough to sustain that kinda load.
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Snow!? We are already running air conditioning around these parts.
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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.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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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