A combination of clearing skies, falling temperatures, and lingering ground moisture from yesterday’s rain conspired to form a blanket of fog early this morning.
It was a classic radiation fog set up.
Here’s how NOAA describes radiation fog:
This type of fog forms at night under clear skies with calm winds when heat absorbed by the earth’s surface during the day is radiated into space. As the earth’s surface continues to cool, provided a deep enough layer of moist air is present near the ground, the humidity will reach 100% and fog will form.
A number of our readers and partners – whose work we share here – captured some wonderful photos of this picturesque fog.
Fog shots from Twitter
— Brian Polakowski (@BrianPolakowski) April 1, 2013
— Caitlyn Conley (@CaitlynConley) April 1, 2013
— Cassie Smith (@csmithnc) April 1, 2013
— Sean (@sotweets) April 1, 2013
— Esmertina Bicklesnit (@Esmertina) April 1, 2013