Temperatures plummeted to -2 degrees this morning in Duluth, just 4 degrees shy of the record low for Nov. 12 set back in 1966. When that icy air met the (relatively) warm 47-degree waters of Lake Superior, the Great Lake went up in smoke.
Here's time-lapse sea smoke footage captured between 6:30-7:45 a.m. by Duluth TV station WDIO:
To quote from 1994 Jim Carrey vehicle The Mask: smokin'!
For some perspective on that towering sea smoke wall, consider the lengths of the two anchored ships featured in the clip — the Iryda (656 ft.) and the Ebroborg (453 ft.). The Aerial Lift Bridge, also visible, stands 135 feet tall.
For past viral oddities from the Twin Ports, please revisit...
- Lake Superior trying to swallow the North Shore
- Wild wind smashing a sailboat into the Aerial Lift Bridge
- A gnarly 1,000-ft. freighter whipping a sick 360
- Spooky ice ship arriving to pick up taconite, drop off ghosts (probably)