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Who knew so many types of fog exist?  I believe this is advection fog, and it’s patchy, forming only in places where warm air lays over cold moist areas, like ocean water in May, a common occurrence in the Upper Bay in springtime.

0849 hours:  I watched this ship come through the Narrows.  Around that hour, traffic was intense.  At one point less than half an hour earlier, I feared two MSC container ships were going to collide, but it was only my eyes playing tricks on me, with limited visibility.

0852  That’s Oleander overtaking the bulk carrier.

0852.23   At this point, I decided to see what conditions existed on the other side of the island.

0949  And here we are, less than an hour later.

0952  Jumeirah Beach is a white sandy waterfront area in Dubai.  I chuckled when the VTS folks announced her a “jeremiah beach,”  recalling when Hammurabi was announced as “ham berry.”

0955  No hint of fog existed here, about five miles away.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who has lots more foggy and not-so-foggy photos to post.

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Fog . . . it’s fickle, patchy, and blinding.  Even with radar, I imagine it causes stress.  Count the tugboats below.  Follow the lights and you get two:  Patapsco and Wicomico from right to left.  Easter morning 645 am at IMTT.

Same place, 745.  I think the vessel is Maryland.

Same location.  800 am.  Meagan Ann, whom you saw here in snow now just barely a month ago.  Fog forms in warm land air (75 Sunday) over cold water.

Patapsco over by LaFarge silos (now fog-shortened) near Hess Bayonne, as seen from IMTT.  830 am.  Note:  Hess Bayonne is less than a mile to the east of IMTT, where earlier fotos were taken.

Eastbound Ivory Coast at IMTT.  900 am.

Westbound Ivory Coast, near Hess Bayonne, at 930 am, half an hour later than the previous shot.

Eastbound Stephen Scott, near Hess Bayonne, around 940.

A minute later, as vessel approaches the St George ferry terminal.

Westbound  tanker Ionian Wave, escorted by Brendan Turecamo just before 1000.  Note the Monitor-like appearance of the Staten Island ferry.

About 1001, Ionian Wave and Brendan Turecamo emerge from a fog bank.  Normally, the Manhattan skyline would be visible.

All fotos Easter Sunday morning by Will Van Dorp.

Related:  Mitch of Newtown Pentacle has been checking out the sixth boro these days and doing nice work.

Also related:  NYTimes article on the new FDNY fireboat, arriving . . . . soon.

Unrelated:  Shen Neng 1 in the Great Barrier Reef.

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