I just never thought about the rivers steaming like that. It can happen on the bays here, but it takes a strong front and a sudden drop in temperature to make it happen. We call it “sea smoke,” and it’s fabulous. I’ve seen really significant instances four times in the past twenty years. The first time, we got a couple of inches of ice to go with it — not so nice!
I wasn’t aware of the steam off the bays. That would be dramatic. We see the steam off the river when the temp gets down near or below zero which usually happens when the Arctic air fronts move through. This morning it was complemented by big cakes of ice floating down the river.
Oh these are just stunning!! They took my breath away (as would the cold I expect). I can’t express how beautiful these images are in words. Thank you. 🙂 I love my own country but I would still love to see your magical winter landscapes in person one day.
Hi Montucky, Wonderful to see that Winter scenery! Good job taking these beautiful photographs! I so enjoy your photography. It was very warm here in North-central Florida the last two days – up in the mid-80’s! Have a tremendously good coming week!
Thanks Steve! We are getting some real snow finally and it is just beautiful! Supposed to get up to 10 inches tonight and I plan a hike for tomorrow once I get the house area plowed out. I’m hoping to enjoy the winter that I missed last year!