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Advection Fog Over Lake Washington!

Advection Fog Over Lake Washington!

Folks west of the Cascade crest smashed record high temperatures today as a Pineapple Express continued to pump extremely warm and moist air originating from the Hawaiian Islands into the region. The fact that today was relatively calm and dry definitely helped, as we were able to get a little more solar insolation and didn’t have any winds aloft mixing cooler temperatures down to the surface. The chart below shows today’s maximum high temperatures. Sea-Tac hit 68 degrees today, crushing…

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Different Types of Fog

Different Types of Fog

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:52 P.M. October is the foggiest time of year for the Puget Sound region, and we talked about fog today in my Atmospheric Sciences 101 class with Cliff Mass. I am still amazed by how many specific types of fog there are. We talked about radiation fog, advection fog, upslope fog, steam fog, and even frontal fog. We didn’t talk about “screaming face fog,” but I think that type of fog only exists in Hollywood. Fog…

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