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 run into my colleagues office as I knew she always has her iPhone handy.
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.
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.
When you find the existence of funnel clouds in Alaska interesting why not sharing it with your friends by tweeting did you know that there are funnel clouds in Alaska? Thanks.
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.
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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Photos: G. Kramm (2016)
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