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June Gloom

2010 June 22

Here’s an iconic Los Angeles image. Those unfamiliar with the LA summers might assume that this is smog blanketing the city. But actually, it’s a seasonal weather phenomenon the locals call “June Gloom.” As summer begins, land temperatures rise faster than sea temperatures, and the resulting difference blows the typical sea fog onshore. Heat from the sun usually burns the moisture off by lunch time. As water temperatures catch up, the fog stays offshore, usually by early July.

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