New footage of the Moon Lake Complex wildfire seems to capture a "firenado" scorching its way through a section of Alaskan forest. According to InciWeb, the fire has already consumed 76,548 acres and is only 50 percent contained. Lightning is believed to be the cause of the blaze.
The video was uploaded by the Alaska Division of Forestry, stating, "Many long-term firefighters have witnessed rotating fire columns and are familiar with extreme fire behavior."
The National Interagency Fire Center says that 3,432,058 acres of land have been burned by wildfires in the United States in over 33,000 fires this year. Alaskan fires account for 1,310,126 of those torched acres.
The remnants of Gonzalo will continue to produce flooding across parts of southeast Europe into Friday.
Since Tuesday night, NESDIS, NOAA’s satellite and information service, has been experiencing network issues, and has not received a full feed of satellite data for input, a critical component for the numerical models used to forecast the weather.
Rain is expected to make a return to the Bay Area by the weekend, just in time for games 3 and 4 of the World Series.
The remnants of Tropical Depression 9 will move over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula through Friday, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. Another system bears watching nearby.
Gonzalo's fury was felt all the way from Bermuda through eastern Newfoundland and into Europe causing widespread power outages and damaged buildings and killing at least one person.
Frigid conditions and heavy snow led to widespread and extensive school cancellations and delays last year. How will this winter shape up?
New England (1761)
Southeast New England Hurricane -- "most violent in 30 years"-- thousands of trees uprooted in MA and RI blocking roads.
Newbury, VT (1843)
12 inches of snow.
East Coast, USA (1878)
"Gale of '78;" hurricane center over Richmond, VA. Washington, DC. barometer reading of 28.78"/975 mb. Cape May had winds of 84 mph from the SE. Highest tide ever for the Delaware River. Winds 100 mph at Wilmington, DE. Severe damage in Philadelphia.