Nature can be simultaneously beautiful and destructive, as Idaho’s erratic weather and landscape demonstrates. From the magical aurora borealis, to the highly volatile “firenado,” Idaho is a twilight zone of one awesome spectacle after another, even if some of those are just as dangerous as they are incredible to witness. Here are just a few:
6. Fire Tornadoes
This rare phenomenon is created when fire forms a tornado-like vortex of flames and ash. They can be caused when a tornado spins too closely to a forest fire, or when excessive heat is generated in a small area in combination with windy conditions.
Nature is truly remarkable and — admittedly — a tad intimidating here in Idaho. Have you ever witnessed any of these events? Do you have other names for them, or photos to share? Let us know in the comments!