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Towering Pyrocumulus

Uploaded by: katy99780

Friday August 16, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Propelled into a frenzy by an approaching thundercell, the Tetlin Jct Ridge fire sprang to life with intense energy.

At this point, I'm guessing the firestorm cloud topped out over 30,000 feet. Just at maturity, it began crashing to earth, flinging it's load of burning debris and ash far and wide. Visibility on the highway was reduced to mere feet.

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5. katy99780
5:24 PM GMT on August 21, 2013
Thanks Tim!
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4. docshovel39
2:40 AM GMT on August 21, 2013
AWESOME shot and series Katy ! 10+
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3. katy99780
9:55 PM GMT on August 19, 2013
Thanks Peter and Kristina.

Here's a youtube video from Lead Plane Aerial Supervision pilot of the same pyro, titled 'Alaska Firenado'

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2. kristinarinell
6:51 PM GMT on August 19, 2013
nice job, Katy!
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1. Cowgazer
6:34 PM GMT on August 19, 2013
Awesome images
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katy99780

I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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