After reading a full page of NOAA explanation of the fog conditions (in very small type), I have no idea of what is causing the present conditions. It seems to be either a meteorological sandwich or a big bowl of soup. Whatever the cause, temperature inversion is holding it in the valleys.
That’s funny. Leave it to the government to complicate something so simple. When we get fog like that in winter it is usually because the air has warmed and the snow is cold, but near water often the air is colder than the water, which can cause really thick fog.
I enjoy the fog but get concerned about folks who drive in it, many of whom aren’t very good drivers in the first place. The area around the tree has been cleared so it stands alone, but it’s about 80 feet tall. Ponderosa Pine.
I’m a fog lover, too, so this one really appeals. Such a large, solitary tree is especially dramatic. It’s interesting to follow the fog. We’ve not had much, but just tonight the NWS here posted a graphic showing how the fog had appeared in most of the river valleys in Texas. This is the fog season for us. Before long, the sea fogs will begin, as the waters cool. It’s a real kick to be vanishing with one eye on the bay, watching the fog bank and trying to predict when it’s going to begin moving inland. (Doesn’t take much to amuse me!)
Thanks. Fog shots can be very subtle! I intentionally under expose them and lighten them up on the computer if necessary. If they are over exposed (and it’s very easy to do) in the camera, they are pretty much lost.