Thursday, December 24, 2015

Fire Whirl

We just learned about the dust devil.

Another type of whirlwind is a fire whirl.

A fire whirl has a core that is on fire, and a pocket of spinning air.
It can get very hot, up to 2,000 °F, the wind speeds can get up to 100 mph, and they can last for an hour or more.

(from: wikipedia - fire whirl)

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