Walter Mencken 9:21 p.m., Oct. 20
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Foggy Nightfall Down By The Pier
As the first week of 2010 came to a close, some fog rolled into Ocean Beach, blocking out the sunset and lending a soupy feel to the area around the pier and the foot of Newport Avenue.
In this installment of OB in HD, our Canon HV-30 records evening scenes of strolling, surfing, and seagulling as a foggy nightfall descends on Ocean Beach. The jazzy little ditty playing in the background is a new one from a smooth local band called The Professors.
Some fun fog facts, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Fog is a cloud that is in contact with the ground. Fog forms when the difference between temperature and dew point is generally less than 2.5 °C or 4 °F. Fog reduces visibility to less than 1 km, whereas mist reduces visibility to no less than 1 km but less than 2 km.
Clouds of all types require minute hygroscopic particles upon which water vapor can condense...Condensation on salt particles has been observed to occur at humidities as low as 70%, thus fog can occur even in relatively dry air in suitable locations such as the California coast.