February 19, 2009

Smoke Funnel



I took this photo over the weekend after Steve pointed out the plume. Doesn't it look a bit like a tornado? But the sky was clear and the wind was still. It turned out to be just someone's trash fire, soon dissipated. No sirens, and no reason to panic -- quite fortunately for us and the farmhouses that were closer. We've had serious fires in Utah, so we don't take them lightly.
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28 comments:

  1. A nice catch - I'm just glad that it wasn't the infamous "Mushroom"-cloud.

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  2. Wow! That's strange! It doesn't look like smoke! Thanks for your visit! And your comment!

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  3. Wow at first glance I thought that was a tornado, yikes. Awesome photo.

    Have a great weekend!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  4. Weird looking shape tho', I see why it caught your attention.

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  5. Really. A trash fire. Wow. Around here outdoor fires have not been allowed for a long time. Decades.

    I thought it was a tornado.

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  6. OH, for sure it would have frightened me at first! I'm glad it was smoke. ;-)
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  7. That is crazy looking. Awesome photo

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  8. So cool! People often burn things in their fields here but it never creates such smoke tornadoes! :-) What could they be burning?

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  9. I think yours will be the most unusual SkyWatch Friday! How very strange!

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  10. That is so weird but what a wonderful image for skywatch

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  11. Cool shot. It really does look like a tornado.

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  12. Amazing, Janie... I would have seen that picture and said that it was a tornado... Unbelievable!!!! As someone said, it looks like a great big mushroom.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. My first thought was a tornado also, glad it was not. Good sky watch.

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  14. How interesting--what a great shot!

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  15. Pretty cool affect it had on the sky. Great shot!

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  16. Maybe it was that thing that fell out of the sky, started a fire?

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  17. Wow! What a catch. Does look sort of like a tornado, or a dust devil, or smoke. Must have been a very still day with a bit of inversion.

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  18. Holy cow, the minute I looked at it, I heard that music in my head. You know, that music where "Mrs Gulch" is riding the bicycle after she has taken Toto!

    Glad it wasn't a twister =8^0

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  19. Wow what a great capture, and I am glad it wasnt a tornado, or you could have got scary.
    Happy SWF.

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  20. Wow. What an awesome picture. I love it.

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  21. LOL oh wow, if only all funnel clouds were this undeadly! Great capture.

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  22. It is certainly an interesting form and colour. People here get jittery when they see smoke after all the devastation the fires caused. This year we were lucky we had a normal sub-tropical summer, humid, rain, clouds and hot, wonderful!(At least where I live.)
    Have a nice weekend Janie and thanks for your comment.

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  23. Does look like a tornado...unusual but pretty sky...

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  24. When we see something like that around here we start making phone calls to make sure the neighborhood isn't burning down!

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  25. looks so cool! like a genie in a bottle.

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  26. Yikes! I see a similar , but white steam plume like this everyday coming from a plant near Utah Lake...a constant reminder of human/environmental interactions...sigh.

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  27. what a fabulous colour, a real wow.

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