Smoke on the water

The Cross Sound Ferry M/V John H. approaches New London Ledge Light bound for Orient Point, Long Island, shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The Cross Sound Ferry M/V John H. approaches New London Ledge Light bound for Orient Point, Long Island, shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Ferry traffic is shrouded in sea smoke in New London Harbor on Monday, January 21, 2019.

Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out.

Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week.

The Fisher Island Ferry Co. M/V Race Point enters New London harbor shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The Fisher Island Ferry Co. M/V Race Point enters New London harbor shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The Cross Sound Ferry M/V Jennifer C. passes New London Ledge Light en route to New London shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The Cross Sound Ferry M/V Jennifer C. passes New London Ledge Light en route to New London shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Sea smoke swirls around New London Ledge Light Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Sea smoke swirls around New London Ledge Light Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The Cross Sound Ferries M/V John H., left, and M/V Jennifer C. pass in the mouth of New London Harbor shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The Cross Sound Ferries M/V John H., left, and M/V Jennifer C. pass in the mouth of New London Harbor shrouded in sea smoke Monday, January 21, 2019. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with a shallow layer of saturated warm air immediately above the warmer water. The warmer air is cooled beyond the dew point and can no longer hold as much water vapor, so the excess condenses out. Monday's bitter cold is expected to moderate, to merely below-average cold on Tuesday, with the forecast for above-average temperatures coming mid-week. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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