Montana Outdoors

January 21, 2017

River fog

Filed under: Flathead river, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:42 am

River fog

While observing the ice jams on the lower Flathead River yesterday, I encountered foggy conditions for several miles along the river. That can be pretty too.

River fog

River fog

River fog

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  1. The mist and fog really add a beautiful element to the photos.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

    • Mist and fog can often add beauty to a scene. Sometimes though river fog is so dense that it makes driving through it very dangerous.

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 10:50 am

      • For sure you have to be careful. It would not be a good time of year to take the car for a swim.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 22, 2017 @ 11:02 am

        • That’s for sure! There are many places along our rivers where there are no guard rails at all too.

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          Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 11:19 am

  2. Foggy here, too, this morning–minis the ice and the river. Couldn’t find any beautiful scenes like yours to post.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — January 21, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

    • This was along a section of the lower Flathead where just about any weather effect produces some pretty scenes.

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 10:53 am

  3. Neat to see the snow capped tops of the mountains above the fog layer shining in the bright blue sky.

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — January 21, 2017 @ 12:33 pm

    • Nature certainly sets some beautiful scenes, doesn’t She!

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 10:56 am

  4. I wonder if the fog came because the water is warmer than the air or if it was the other way around. We had a very foggy morning the other day because of the warm air over the cold snow.
    I like fog. It can be very pretty.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — January 21, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

    • It can happen either way, but in winter here it is nearly always because the water is much warmer than the air.

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 10:59 am

  5. Great pictures , thanks

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    Comment by John Purdy — January 21, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

  6. Definitely pretty….wonderful, Terry. Thank you!

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    Comment by seekraz — January 21, 2017 @ 7:32 pm

  7. I’m thinking that must be like our sea fog: warm, moist air flowing over colder water. We can get sea smoke when a really dramatic cold front rolls in, but that requires air that’s much colder than the water, and it’s hard for me to imagine your air is colder than the water… although, now that I think of it, it could be. (Ah, ha! I found the USGS table for the Flathead. Of course I don’t know exactly where this is, but their reported water temperature for today at some location was 34.5F. Cool! (In every sense of the word.)

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 21, 2017 @ 8:34 pm

    • In mid winter here the air is almost always colder than the water, sometimes as much as forty or fifty degrees colder. There are, however, times when a chinook wind can reverse the conditions, usually in late winter.

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 11:07 am

  8. Hi Montucky, You are fortunate to live in such a gorgeous spot! Lovely photographs. Have a fine Sunday tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — January 21, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

    • Thank you wildlifewatcher! I wish you a very pleasant day too!

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 11:08 am

  9. Very pretty with the clear blue skies above.

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    Comment by Vicki — January 21, 2017 @ 9:14 pm

  10. Your photos add peacefulness and beauty to my day! Love those blues. We had a lot of fog here (eastern Long Island NY) last night, the air is warmer than the ground, I assume, although we are also surrounded by water here, so maybe that played into it. Fog is so quiet, mysterious, enveloping, particularly at night.

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    Comment by jpostol — January 22, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    • I’m pleased to know that you get enjoyment from seeing some of the beauty here that I enjoy so much myself, and I appreciate your telling me about it!

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2017 @ 11:16 am

  11. It’s really gorgeous especially with the mountains and water. Not quite so pretty in the big city.

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    Comment by Candace — January 23, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    • Having spent so many years in the desert, I treasure these cold rivers much more than most folks do.

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      Comment by montucky — January 23, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

  12. so beautiful
    the sights
    the light
    the winter colors

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    Comment by Tammie — January 24, 2017 @ 4:34 pm

  13. On Saturday we went to a chamber music concert. The violist told the audience that she’s from Montana, and added that people often tell her she’s the only person from Montana they’ve ever met.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — January 25, 2017 @ 7:33 am

    • I guess the population of the U.S. is somewhere around 320 million now. Only 1 million of them live in Montana.

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      Comment by montucky — January 25, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

      • Right. As of 2016, Austin had about 932,000 people. In a few years, with the continuing strong growth here, we’ll probably overtake Montana.

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        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — January 25, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

  14. the fog among the blue sky certainly is beautiful!

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    Comment by Tammie — January 31, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

  15. Stunning photos. Fog makes landscape mysterious.

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    Comment by Sartenada — February 1, 2017 @ 2:08 am


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