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.
Detroit will get a break from snow around the middle of the week, as milder air arrives for the city.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
As warmer air pays a brief visit to the Central and Eastern states, delays from rain, fog, ice and snow will be on the increase this weekend for early holiday travelers.
A parade of snowstorms has been taking aim at the U.S. recently, increasing the chances for many to see a White Christmas.
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Southern Illinois (1957)
A tornado tracked across Jackson, Williamson and Franklin counties, killing 11 people.
New York City (1917)
Central Park: -1 degrees, earliest zero reading.
Bennet Bridge, NY (1975)
Lake effect snowburst; 34" snow.