A couple fog shots at Golden Gate Bridge

Started May 23, 2017 | Discussions thread
OP Brian D3300 Senior Member • Posts: 1,591
Re: A couple fog shots at Golden Gate Bridge

mreynolds767 wrote:

Great shots!

Serious question: does morning fog often occur before sunrise. I ask because the only times in my life I have set out in search of fog I too arrived before sunrise and found that fog did not come until after the sun was over the horizon and for lack of a better term melted the fog off the ground.

Since this has happened to me more than once, I assumed it may be normal behavior.

In the SF area I imagine you are much more used to fog and the type of marine fog you get may behave differently anyway than fog in a valley that I am referring to.

I have read that when the dew point and temperature meet overnight, that is ideal for fog in the morning hours (again referring to valley type fog not ocean/marine fog)

I check webcams and things like that.  Sometimes the fog is there but too high as well to capture the bridge.  This one even has a time lapse of the previous day if you scroll down.

http://static.lawrencehallofscience.org/scienceview/scienceview.berkeley.edu/html/view/index.php

I arrived at 4:30am in hopes of it but not this time (Sunday morning). Saturday morning it actually was foggy well before sunrise, I just was unable to go. I have no idea how frequently it happens as this is something new I have been trying to do.

I have had people tell me that if it is hot on the peninsula/Silicon Valley (20 miles south where I live) then there is a good chance for go. So far it has been a pretty good indicator.

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