The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In a fog

It's been a foggy few days, and a large part of the southeast has been dealing with daily morning (radiation) fog, which as been a detriment to some areas where the fog has caused some serious car accidents due to the greatly reduced visibility. Some of the visibilities are reported at 25 feet. I have personally driven in fog, where you could not see past the front of your car. It's scary and VERY, VERY DANGEROUS! I was a know-it-all-teen at the time. Radiation fog is caused when the ground loses heat by thermal radiation and cools after the sun goes down. Then, the ground cools the air above it to the dewpoint, and the air becomes saturated and condenses to form fog. Radiation fog usually will not stick around for long, because as the sun rises and the air starts heat back up and move around, the condensation evaporates and lifts. This morning, I had the somewhat rare (only rare to me, it happens whenever there is fog) pleasure of watching the fog lift, as it was pulled into some higher level shear and the sun heated the cooled air. It was almost magical watching the layer of fog above my head race by as the sun bore down.I was fascinated as I watched the fog race by, with its occasional thickness sometimes obscuring the sun completely, which was working overtime trying to break through the condensation, just barely offering teasing glimpses of the blue sky to come.

Last night, my wonderful gtb and I had the rare pleasure of meeting Hall of Famer FSU football coach, Bobby Bowden. You might recall that FSU's Seminoles are gtb's favorite college football team, so it was definitely a treat for him, not to mention, Bowden was the coach at gtb's alma mater at one point. Bobby Bowden has been in a tight competition over the years with Penn State's, Joe Paterno, for the title of all-time winningest Division I college football coach. He was entertaining.

Have a lovely day!


  1. That is very cool! How did that happen?

  2. I guess it was just still condenses at that layer... and the sun hadn't warmed that layer. Yesterday's sky revealed a brilliant and bold blue, with lots of well defined clear weather cumulus clouds. It was such a beautiful day, I walked to lunch. :D

  3. That fog photo is beautifully artistic. I really love it!

  4. I checked some of the photos you had and to be honest they are really good.


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