PHOTOS: Minnesota River highlighted in fog - KMSP-TV

PHOTOS: Minnesota River highlighted in fog

Posted: Updated:

A pretty cool sight as the sun came up Sunday morning with low lying fog hovering over some of the river valleys through 9am. Many of us saw the fog as we stepped out the door or looked out the window, and nothing appeared to be all that special. But if you step back and view the fog from a distance away, it makes for pretty spectacular images. This is what happened Sunday with pockets of low lying dense fog across the metro and areas of central Minnesota. Here is what it looked like from our tower cam in Eden Prairie just before and after sunrise.

You can really start to see that this fog is just cloud cover hovering right along the ground. Not exactly fun to drive in when visibility drops from several miles to just a few feet in a split second, but cool to experience nonetheless. Well, it was a similar but much cooler story along the Minnesota River. If you drove through the river valley, you probably wouldn’t think much about it, but the visible satellite image around 8am was astounding…

REALLY easy to see where the fog has developed… right along and through the river valley, and ONLY the river valley. This occurs when there is excess moisture around, and you have calm winds and clearing skies which allows the cooler more dense air to sink to the surface. This air finds the low spots around, (the river valleys) which allows it to cool even more. But before it can cool, there is so much moisture around that the only way the air CAN cool is by forcing water out of the air parcels, and that’s how you get fog to form.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 35 breathtaking views of Supercell clouds in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    35 breathtaking views of Supercell clouds in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:26:52 GMT
    Saturday night, North of the metro, a "Trail of Hail" made its way from Minnesota to Wisconsin. Large hail, some the size of tennis balls were reported in parts ofPolk County, WI. There were only a few storms but those storms were
    Saturday night, North of the metro, a "Trail of Hail" made its way from Minnesota to Wisconsin. Large hail, some the size of tennis balls were reported in parts of Polk County, WI. There were only a few storms but those storms were
  • Husband runs over wife in Minnetonka Beach, Minn.

    Husband runs over wife in Minnetonka Beach, Minn.

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:19:10 GMT
    Police say it probably was an accident, but a Minnesota man is in jail and may be charged with criminal vehicular homicide after he ran over his wife in the lakefront community of Minnetonka Beach.
    Police say it probably was an accident, but a Minnesota man is in jail and may be charged with criminal vehicular homicide after he ran over his wife in the lakefront community of Minnetonka Beach.
  • Judge to Ventura jury: 'If one more shot doesn't do it, we'll send you home'

    Ventura jury given 'one more shot' at unanimous verdict

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:08:14 GMT
    We’ve been talking a lot out the chance of a deadlocked jury in the Jesse Ventura defamation trial. Turns out that is indeed the case.
    We’ve been talking a lot out the chance of a deadlocked jury in the Jesse Ventura defamation trial. Turns out that is indeed the case.
Widgets Magazine
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices