Living in a place where you have the kind of cold we had this morning — 21 below zero — along with the open water of Lake Superior offers some striking images. I poked along the shore of the lake this morning to see what was happening. On mornings like this, condensation — some call it “sea smoke” — rises over the lake, forming a cloud that can be at least a few hundred feet high.If there’s any wind, it pushes the cloud of “smoke” around.
Down at lake level, with the condensation hovering over the water, you can feel the moisture of the fog. That combination of 15 or 20 below, along with the moisture, is an unusual phenomenon.
I took some photos on the North Shore, then moved to Park Point and checked the perspective looking back at the Duluth hillside. Here are some more photos from my short outing: