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Funnel clouds also exist in Alaska

Did you know that there are tornadoes in Alaska? No kidding, I am serious. Of course, they don’t have a foot print as large as the ones in Tornado Alley. However, there are 44 documented cases of funnel clouds in Alaska!

I have seen once three funnel clouds at the same time over the Tanana Flats looking south from the UAF campus. Unfortunately, I had no camera with me. Another time, I saw a funnel cloud right over Fairbanks from my office window (see photo above). Again, I had my camera at home. I ran into my colleagues office as I knew she always has her iPhone handy.

fashion blogger Nicole in spring work outfit
Jeanne Pierre striped sweater under Orvis camouflage with floral print jacket with statement belt, Anne Klein open-toe pumps, Oliveo linen pants, Anne Klein polka dots scarf and open-toe pumps (all own), and wooden watch c/o Jord


I was so excited and yelled “There is a funnel cloud out there. Get your iPhone to make a photo.” In that very moment, I feared the funnel may have already vanished and she would think I am crazy and/or that I fell asleep on my desk and just woke up after having a nightmare. But the cloud was still there and she took photos.

#Alaska funnel cloud over Fairbanks
Funnel cloud over Fairbanks. Photo with permission by U.S. Bhatt


This month we had again a funnel cloud event. However, I did learn about it from my student. He had seen the article and photo in the Fairbanks Newsminer.

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Have you ever seen a funnel cloud? Do you live in an area where funnel clouds or tornadoes occur? Let me know, I am curious.

Alaskan style blogger wearing a casual spring outfit
Jeanne Pierre striped sweater with Oliveo linen pants, Anne Klein pumps, Anne Klein polka dots scarf, Hermes collier de chien bangle and smoky quartz flower statement belt (all own)


You may be interested in other Alaska nature features like the Denali Fault or permafrost.

Announcement of monthly Ageless Style Linkup

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Nicole in linen pants, utility jacket, sweater, open-toe pumps spring outfit
Front view of Alaska casual spring outfit with Jeanne Pierre striped sweater, Orvis floral on camouflage print jacket, Oliveo linen pants, statement belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Anne Klein AK print pumps, Anne Klein polka dots scarf (all own), and wooden watch c/o Jord

Casual Friday spring look

As you see there is still quite some snow on the ground. Nevertheless, it gets warmer and spring is progressing every day. This Look of the Day keeps me warm and the lighter colors all read spring, even when the landscape doesn’t look like it yet. Layering is key here.

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