Video Shows Thick Fog Rolling in over Lake Michigan

Posted on May 24, 2014

A video shows thick fog rolling in on Lake Michigan. The video shows the fog rolling towards a boat belonging to Andrew Ballard and his father who were on a fishing trip on Platte Bay. The Detroit News reports that the men could not see well when enveloped in the fog and had to use GPS to find their way back to shore.

Meteorologist Deb Elliott told the Detroit News that thick fog like this develops when "warm moist air moves over really cold lake water." This type of fog is known as advection fog. You can find a description of fog types here on noaa.gov. Take a look:



Here is another impressive video showing advection fog rolling over the Long Range Mountains in Lark Harbour, Newfoundland. Take a look:



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