California fog

California fog

[¦kal·ə¦fȯr·nyə ′fäg]
(meteorology)
Fog peculiar to the coast of California and its coastal valleys; off the coast, winds displace warm surface water, causing colder water to rise from beneath, resulting in the formation of fog; in the coastal valleys, fog is formed when moist air blown inland during the afternoon is cooled by radiation during the night.
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The California fog belt, which stretches from southern Oregon to California's Monterey County, encompasses the entirety of the coast redwood's range.
As winds replaced the famous California fog, he finished a long day at Pebble Beach on one-over 143 yesterday.
It stays out there until the Northern California fog and wind-chill seize control of the field.
Many come from high elevations in tropical America, Asia, or Indonesia, where the climate is cool, moist, and freqnently chilly--very like that of the northern California fog belt.
Many of the offerings are particularlywell adapted to the northern California fog belt.
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