Fog Devils: Everyday Magic, Day 18

Last night, driving home late, we drove through what I’m calling Fog Devils (although I found on the web that they’re often called Steam Devils). Fog devils are tiny tornadoes made of fog, caused by very warm ground and cool air or the opposite. They’re quite similar to snow devils or dust devils, but we had never seen them before. We drove through dozens of them, some tiny whirls and others probably eight feet high, slim ropes of fog hanging in the air.

While we didn’t get a photo of them at the time, here’s something I found of fog devils on a lake. Living with such heat and humidity lately often doesn’t seem to have any benefit aside from helping us experience instant-sauna at regular intervals. Yet there are moments, like driving down country roads in the dark, when the magic comes out to play. Be on the lookout. Always