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Fog Rolling over Long Range Mountains

Breathtaking tidal wave of fog caught on camera rolling over Newfoundland.

A YouTube video posted earlier this week shows an amazing wall of fog descending on a small Newfoundland town.

Though it's drawn comparisons to Stephen King's horror tale The Mist, rest assured that it isn't concealing any otherworldly monsters.

The display of natural beauty occurred over the Long Range Mountains in Newfoundland's Lark Harbour, mesmerizing passersby.

The natural phenomenon was caused by the terrain of the Lark Harbour area.

The fog, which is similar to a low-forming could, is created by water vapor. It formed on one side of the mountain from moisture arising from the bay.

'On the other side of the mountain, which acts as a barrier, the temperature will rise and it will be drier,' Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia, told Global News.

'But if you have a moist air mass coming over, the cold water will cool the moist air mass from below, bringing the temperature right down to the dew point, so then you 'll have fog forming over that area.'

The fog formed on one side of the Long Range Mountains, then built up before cascading down the other side.

'As it's coming down, it's drying out because it's moving into drier air,' Robichaud said.
'So that's why the fog never really makes it beyond the bottom of that mountain.'

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