Bourbon-Fueled ‘Firenado’ Sets Lake On Fire After A Jim Beam Factory Leak Led To Badass Weather Phenomenon


Facebook / TWC

This ‘firenado’ video first appeared yesterday in a story from The Weather Channel and has since gone viral, getting picked up by nearly every website I looked at this morning, but as this video continues to make the rounds across the World Wide Web there’s still relatively little information known about when and (specifically) where this ‘firenado’ took place. The details that we do know are the following: (1) the video took place somewhere in the state of Kentucky on a lake near one of the Jim Beam facilities, (2) the ‘firenado’ was sparked by lightning striking the Jim Beam facility, and (3) the lake over which the ‘firenado’ took place was supposedly saturated with Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, making it extremely flammable.

Now that we’ve gotten the details out of the way it’s time for you to behold one of the most awesome weather phenomenons imaginable, and quite possibly the focus of the next SyFy network film:

The description of the Facebook video above from The Weather Channel reads: “A lake brimming with bourbon becomes the nesting ground for a firenado, after a lightning strike destroys a Jim Beam warehouse in 2003. Watch, as the whirl *really* gets going 20 seconds into the video.”

Sooooo why the hell was anyone sitting on this video for 12 YEARS before releasing it?!? Did they think that we’d be more interested in firenados today than we were back in 2003?!? None of this makes any sense. Furthermore, why did this video end up in the hands of The Weather Channel and not Jim Beam?! I have plenty of questions and don’t anticipate getting any answers…such is life.

[WCPO / The Weather Channel]

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