If you've been out and about over the past few nights or mornings, you've probably been dealing with fog. But why has it been so foggy lately?

While we have been enjoying temperatures in the 60s and 70s for the past few days, especially away from the coast, the ocean temperature is still in the low to mid 50s. As warm air drifts over the colder ocean, condensation occurs and "advection fog" forms (much like being able to see your breath on a cold winter day). With a light on-shore breeze, the fog has been "rolling in" every night.

Since it is quite possible to go from clear skies and good visibility to areas of dense fog rather quickly, drive carefully. Use low beam headlights while driving in fog, since high beams will scatter that much more light back towards you.