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A rare phenomenon at Mammoth Cave, fog forms a cloud underground – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-16 17:22:03 –

Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – A group of visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky saw a rare sight of thick foggy clouds beneath Mammoth Cave’s Rotunda on Sunday.

Mammoth Cave National Park spokeswoman Molly Schroer said this rare phenomenon only occurs if the conditions are accurate and not long-lasting.

“There was only a short time, about 10 minutes, and the cold cave air came in and dissipated it, and it disappeared,” she said.

The cave has its own natural air flow, and in the summer the cold cave air is usually pushed out of the entrance. But on Sunday, the airflow reversed.

“It was a nice warm summer day. A storm came, the temperature dropped, the pressure dropped, and instead of pushing the air out, the cave actually sucked it into the cave, warming the moist air and fog. And in a photo called Rotunda that I collected in the first large room you could see, I gathered near the ceiling, “Shroar said.

This is not the only interesting weather in and around the cave.

“At the entrance to the cave, fog gathers at the entrance at various times of the year. [which is where] I am touring early in the morning. And it’s a really great experience to feel the air when you enter, and it’s nice and cold at your feet, and it’s cold outside and where it’s icicles during the winter, “said Schroer. ..

Mammoth Cave tours are offered daily during the summer and you may get a glimpse of this amazing sight of who knows.

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