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2013-07-13 08:24:45 AM
Towards the beginning when the fog was cascading over the hill like a waterfall was pretty cool.

So was the ending,

/nature is f*cking awesome.
 
2013-07-13 08:49:14 AM
Fog by Carl Sandburg

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
 
2013-07-13 09:05:02 AM
Someone should warn Adrienne Barbeau.
 
2013-07-13 09:27:45 AM

dennysgod: Towards the beginning when the fog was cascading over the hill like a waterfall was pretty cool.

So was the ending,

/nature is f*cking awesome.


F@CK YEAH!

That was cool.

It kinda reminded me of fast flowing rivers and waterfalls.

/2 weeks left before I disappear into a 100 sq mile forest on my own for 2 months with nothing more than whats in my backpack. No people, no man-made noises. FARK YEAH!
 
2013-07-13 09:42:44 AM
Okay, but I don't quite get why these indie docs now have to have the same insufferable soundtrack: clinkclinky on the piano, swell to mimic clinky clinky with keyboards (and synths, if we're lucky), and then back to a lighter, quieter clinkyclinky for increased introspection.
 
2013-07-13 09:45:52 AM
What's really cool is to be there and watch it rolling in in real time.  It moves FAST.  There's a couple of hills on the far side of the bridge in a park called the Marin Headlands.  They're a great place to watch the fog roll in from the ocean.  And getting caught in it is fun too (a little wet and chilly though).  One moment, you're in bright sunlight.  The next, you're completely enveloped.  You can't even see your feet below you sometimes.
 
2013-07-13 09:51:14 AM
My hometown :)

Those were typical conditions for SF.
 
2013-07-13 10:34:43 AM
I grew up and still live in the burbs right outside San Francisco.  There is no greater feeling then coming home from a long weekend in the heat and crossing the Bay Bridge and seeing that fog bank rolling across the skyline.  No greater feeling then rolling down the window as you hit the fog and feel natures natural air conditioning.  I wouldn't want to live anywhere that this doesn't exist.
 
2013-07-13 10:46:57 AM
I'm heading there for about 10 days at the end of the month.

I cannot wait.
 
2013-07-13 11:09:50 AM
I used to love seeing the fog rolling in over the hills above Crystal Springs Reservoir off of 280 on the way home from work. Crashing down like a giant wave, it was majestic.
 
2013-07-13 11:12:39 AM
I read that as 'frog'.
 
2013-07-13 12:17:18 PM

PacificaFitz: I grew up and still live in the burbs right outside San Francisco.  There is no greater feeling then coming home from a long weekend in the heat and crossing the Bay Bridge and seeing that fog bank rolling across the skyline.  No greater feeling then rolling down the window as you hit the fog and feel natures natural air conditioning.  I wouldn't want to live anywhere that this doesn't exist.


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2013-07-13 12:38:22 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Okay, but I don't quite get why these indie docs now have to have the same insufferable soundtrack: clinkclinky on the piano, swell to mimic clinky clinky with keyboards (and synths, if we're lucky), and then back to a lighter, quieter clinkyclinky for increased introspection.


Yea cool video, but the usual Vimeo faux-emotional music.
 
2013-07-13 01:27:32 PM
I was on a cross country trip via Amtrak during the entire month of June and one of the coolest moments was seeing the fog. I was catching the California Zephyr back to Chicago and had took take am Amtrak bus from Santa Barbara to Emeryville. The sky was just starting to get a little dawn light to it.. It was eerily beautiful.. Definitely going back to SF. I didn't have enough money to stay everywhere I wanted.
 
2013-07-13 01:53:30 PM
If there's ever a truly large tsunami, it would look roughly the same.

No earthquake could cause one that big, we saw pretty near the limit in Japan.

A tsunamii that high could only be caused by an extrerrestrial impact of either a megafark, or giant octomom.
 
2013-07-13 04:54:37 PM

tillerman35: What's really cool is to be there and watch it rolling in in real time. It moves FAST.


When I was in college I lived in the Outer Sunset. Sometimes it would go from reasonably clear to so foggy you couldn't see halfway down the block in about half an hour.

Come to think of it, that may have something to do with the number of car accidents and pedestrian fatalities in the area.
 
2013-07-13 07:00:46 PM
Nothing beats Summers in Berkeley sitting at the Steam Trains or anywhere between the steam Trains and Clarermont dropping a couple tabs and watching the fog roll in all afternoon and evening. The fog floats through the GG bridge and heads straight for Cal*.

\*All the weather out on the Pacific makes it's way to Cal too, via the aforementioned route
 
2013-07-13 08:33:41 PM

tillerman35: What's really cool is to be there and watch it rolling in in real time. It moves FAST.


I was wondering how fast that stuff actually goes. It's flying in the video due to time lapse, of course, but I noticed that the sunsets in the background didn't seem to progress much in that same time span, so that fog must be moving at a pretty good clip to begin with.

/also glad this is actual time lapse and not, say, 5 video clips taken over the course of a year
 
2013-07-14 07:50:52 PM

Zombalupagus: I was wondering how fast that stuff actually goes...


That vido doesn't show the complexity of a typical day.

Often there are different layers and they moving in different directs at different speeds.

The coast is kind of lumpy. The hills are anywhere from a couple of hunderd feet to 2500 feet. The valleys are sharply defined.

You get a lot of swirling.

I frequently ride my bike in the Marin Headlands. The wind directions can change around every turn. Not uncommon to see the fog cresting over a ridge from one direction and the upper fog deck moving off axis to that by 60-degress or more.
 
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