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Rocky Raybell's "Williams Flats fire 26 seconds" as posted on flickr under Creative Commons copyright https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode.

Fire created thunder and lightening

Scientists flew through the clouds created by the Williams Flats Fire last week to study the first incidence of a "pyrocumulonimbus" cloud in continental United States this year.

The flight was one of the first ever to record data from inside such a cloud.

A Seattle Times story about it is here: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/washington-wildfire-smoke-just-triggered-a-thunderstorm-nasa-researchers-flew-through-the-middle-of-it/

The time lapse was hotographed by Keller photographer Rocky Raybell the night of Aug. 7, lit only by the...



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