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.
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Storm Hugo will barrel through the Iberian Peninsula, disrupting travel and creating hazards for residents into the first half of this weekend.
The fourth nor'easter to slam the East Coast in March brought record-breaking snow to parts of Pennsylvania and New York, while a cyclone produced severe flooding and mudslides in Madagascar.
While the weather pattern that brought storm after storm to the northeastern United States during March will linger, the pattern will shift enough to provide a break from clouds and snow next week.
More than 150 short-finned pilot whales were found stranded early Friday in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia, located in the country's southwestern tip.
The first day of spring passed this week, but flu viruses continue to circulate in the United States. The flu has been severe this season with experts estimating that it may cost the nation nearly $1 billion more than last year.
Recognized annually on March 23, World Meteorological Day commemorates the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on this date in 1950.
Residents across India will have to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses next week as the first major heat wave grips the country.
Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will heighten the risk of flooding across the south-central United States during the early and middle part of next week.