Wyoming Winds Cause A ‘Snow Tsunami’ [VIDEO]
Add one part fresh powdery snow and then mix with a little Wyoming wind and what do you get? If you guessed a huge mess, well you're partly right!
Having been witness to a lot of crazy weather phenomenons in Wyoming, this is one I'm hoping to see in person one day.
Photographer Ariel McGlothin captured this rare weather phenomenon that witnesses oven refer to as a ‘ghost snow tsunami’ and is truely mesmerizing!
Ariel was hoping to capture some local wildlife in action when she ventured outdoors in Kelly, Wyoming (Just outside of Jackson, WY), when instead she witnessed an incredibly rare spectacle. Standing before a huge wall of icy powder, a strange mirage began to form as the sun hit the blowing snow perfectly, matching the direction of the wind.
A mirage was created as the sun highlighted the snow crystals moving in the cold Wyoming winds. There is no doubt that the mirage resembles a series of big waves crashing against a shoreline. Due to the sun and wind matching directions for just a few moments, the mirage lasted only a minute or two before dissipating. But the video she was able to capture of this rare phenomenon is stunning!
Wind and snow are common around these parts, in fact just one year ago, winds and snow in Casper combined to give us this wintry scene which was captured just before the videographer hurried inside to try and warm up!
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