Mirage (snow sunrise+sunset Spring mountains sky trees ). Photo by katy99780
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Monday March 31, 2014

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A temperature inversion, cold, dense air trapped on the ground with a layer of thinner, warm air aloft. Gives the illusion that flat ground bends upward. In reality, there is no rise in the roadway.

Won't be long and we won't see these anymore, but this time of year they happen almost every morning. Temps below zero at night, rising to around 40 during the day.

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6. gatorgal
1:41 AM GMT on April 03, 2014
How interesting!
I have never seen this, have only witnessed the heat distortion wavy air.
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5. katy99780
10:19 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Nope! :) This kind of mirage (superior) happens almost exclusively in cold temperate regions.

We do get the other kind, 'water on the road' (inferior) as well.

Once in awhile, we'll get to see fata morgana, a REAL treat.
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4. BriarCraft
8:14 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
So mirages don't just happen in the desert. Cool! Thanks for the explanation.
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3. katy99780
6:35 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Thank you Gil and Jean!

It is pretty neat, it either feels like magic, or causes you to marvel at the science of it all.

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2. jeans
5:00 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Beautiful scenery and very interesting information.
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1. gilg72
4:24 PM GMT on April 01, 2014
Beautiful view.
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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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