Hiker Captures Rare Snow Tornado On Video

December 14, 2017


Note: Keep your volume low.

This is a video of a rare snownado captured by outdoorsman Michal Nikon while hiking with his fiance in Poland's Tatra National Park. In his own words while I zoom and enhance the footage for any sign of Bigfoot:

"I was on a trip to the mountain hostel Murowaniec in the Tatra National Park and halfway through the trail the weather broke down and began to blow a strong wind rising from the tops of mountains, so I started to record it and then I noticed the snownado. On the one hand, the great phenomenon, on the other felt respect for the mountains and mother nature and I was grateful that it happened several meters from me and not that I stood in its way," he told Reuters.

A snownado forms when a mass of cold air passes over a warmer surface while variable wind speeds and directions in between the two cause the rising air to spin and pick up loose snow.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Yep, add some narwals and you've got Snarwalnado, the latest made-for-television Syfy movie." Exactly, now CGI some into this footage and we'll pitch it to them. I get to be executive producer and gaffer though.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Tim L, who's convinced the snownado was started by Bigfoot when these hikers got too close to his cave.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    At least he has a good excuse to film vertically.

  • sizzlepants

    Maybe it's because I'm from Canada but calling that 'rare' is kind of an exaggeration. While I've never seen one quite that tall, it's not at all a rare thing especially during a snowstorm or a wind storm following a fresh snowfall.

    Worst thing that would happen if it 'hit' you is getting snow up your nose.

  • Bling Nye

    Or your ear.

  • Millers Terry

    My brother’s father in law just bought new house in Hudson, and, what's even more interesting is that he saved for it by working online for about 1h and 20 mins daily, just by implementing certain information they given there. When I asked how he did it, they showed me this website

  • Jenness

    Your brother's father-in-law is a webcam whore you idiot. If he bought a new house with it then he's probably that dude who can shove an entire Prius up his bunghole if the price is right.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Every time I start feeling confident in my ability to turn a phrase you put me in my place.

    Well played, sister. Well played.

  • Jenness
  • Andyman7714

    Basically a snow version of a dust devil. The hiker was in no danger from it.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Are these even rare? I used to have random snow spirals every blizzard when I was a kid. I guess if you never go outside or live where there's no snow then sure.

  • Bling Nye

    Nature can be foreign, intimidating and downright terrifying for those that don't get out into it very often. Kinda humorous for the rest of us. I used to work for the Forest Service years ago; I remember one girl came out with nothing but heels for footwear. We were in the field, and saw a deer; she panicked and ran away to hide behind the truck, while the deer just stood there with a quizzical 'wtf was that...' look on its face. Tried soooo hard not to laugh outright.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    pretty sure that was frosty teleporting back to the north pole

  • Jenness

    Awww or Jack Frost! I love that magical reasoning. yay!

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