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Friday August 16, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The Tetlin Jct Ridge fire blew up aggressively out of control on friday evening, whipped to a frenzy by a thundercell approaching from behind.

Firefighters who were on the scene tell me that a powerful vortex was spinning one direction on the ground, the opposite direction in the upper plume. The ground action was so violent, it was ripping up 30-40 foot flaming trees and flinging them high into the air.... THANKFULLY no one was injured in this ferocious natural phenomenon.

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5. katy99780
10:46 PM GMT on August 19, 2013
Here is a youtube video posted by Lead Plane Aerial Supervision pilot of the firestorm.

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4. katy99780
5:56 PM GMT on August 19, 2013
Thanks Dianna!
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3. osdianna
4:38 AM GMT on August 19, 2013
Wow!!! This is just plain scary, but fascinating to watch. I just feel for all the firefighters. Really great series on these fires, Katy.
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2. katy99780
2:03 AM GMT on August 19, 2013
Thanks Ivan, yes it was very shocking and scary that this happened so very quickly, it was a surprise.
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1. kippic
1:40 AM GMT on August 19, 2013
Oh my! That is scary.
Glad no one was killed or injured.
Great series though.
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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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