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
Uploaded by: katy99780
Friday August 16, 2013
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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