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Eerie fog blankets parts of the Lower Mainland

Last Updated Jan 15, 2019 at 6:06 am PDT

FILE PHOTO: (Credit: @Ajmakaloni/Twitter)
Summary

The fog continues to blanket parts of the Lower Mainland

Fog is creating poor visibility conditions, as well as black ice on the roads in some parts of the Lower Mainland

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The commute could be a challenge this morning — and it’s not just because of other cars on the road.

NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate says it’s going to be another foggy one across parts of the region

“The fog advisory continues for now, although it is entirely possible the cold mist will not be as widespread nor as persistent as yesterday,” Russ explains. “Our prime concerns, aside from the limited visibility, would be the risk of icy conditions, because we’re hearing reports of sub-zero temperatures and freezing fog already this morning.”

He says the fog formed over the Straight of Georgia, and then was pushed down across the regions by a northwest breeze.

“A somewhat air mass trapped beneath this well-established high pressure ridge has promoted both the formation of the fog over the water and the persistence of the fog across the Lower Mainland.”

Again, you need to be mindful of any possible black ice as the fog overruns the colder ground of the Lower Mainland, Russ adds.

But it’s not all bad — some people have taken some great pictures of the foggy conditions.

Take them while you can, as Russ expects today to likely be the last foggy day “as the stable weather pattern really changes for the second half of this week.”

Make sure you turn both your head and tail lights on, and slow down as you drive for conditions.