Fog 'tsunami' over Panama City Beach

By Blake Mathews - Meteorologist
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Photo of individual fog wisps climbing over a line of tall waterfront condos, taken Sunday afternoon by J.R. Hott of Panhandle Helicopter in Panama City.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Panhandle Helicopters snapped a very strange sight over Panama City Beach on Sunday: what appeared to be tsunami-like waves of fog topping high rise hotels along the beach.
Before claiming this is another sign that the world will end in 2012, this unusual sight isn't all that unusual.

Sweet-looking fog formations happen all over, including right here at our local beaches.
So what's going on? Simply put, cool and moist air interacting with a warmer land mass and voila: fog.

The picture sums up exactly what's going on here. What's neat about these tsunami-like waves of fog is you don't have to worry about outrunning them or swimming. Just look up and marvel.

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