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Strange Weather Phenomenon Dubbed 'Fog Tsunami' Seen in New Jersey

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 03, 2015

Strange Weather Phenomenon Dubbed 'Fog Tsunami' Seen in New Jersey

Photo via Twitter

For those who were on the beach in Sea Girt, New Jersey, Sunday afternoon, a strange weather pattern that rolled over the ocean made a patch of fog hitting the coast look like a giant tsunami wave.

The pattern is dubbed a Fog Tsunami.

According to the National Weather Service, the strange fog appeared as a result of warm air condensing over colder ocean water and being confined to a certain area by a sea breeze front, creating the wall of fog along New Jersey’s central and southern coasts.

The Mount Holly National Weather Service indicated that there was no immediate danger for patrons on the beach, and shared satellite images of the stalled fog front and an explanation of how it happened:

The official Twitter account of the Sea Girt Lifeguards shared an awe-inspiring image of the tsunami-looking fog rolling over the ocean on May 31:

New Jersey beaches were hit with severe storms to end the weekend, but for those who stuck around and managed to capture a glimpse of the weather phenomenon, they should consider themselves lucky.

While patrons were not in any danger, boaters were warned of the limited visibility.

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