As wildfires rage and the mega-drought ravages the northwestern US, we got a glimpse of a scary phenomenon. A fire tornado formed in No-Cal near the Oregon border. It's been documented by the U.S. Forest Service in Klamath National Forest. The rare occurrence of a fire tornado lasted 30 minutes.
It's been explained that a fire tornado happens when a swirl of smoke and fire because of extreme drought conditions. Twisting winds travel through a wildfire and pick up the fire and spreads it a wide area.
Add that to your jar of nightmares.