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Credit: R. Matthews

This is the view looking south from East Sooke Park on Southern Vancouver Island over the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Water upwelling in the strait and flowing in from the Pacific in the west (the right) keeps the surface water cold. Humid air blowing over this cold surface often results in foggy conditions that can fill the entire length of the strait.

The Olympic Mountains in Washington State, USA tower above the fog. They reach up to about 2400 m in elevation.

UVic / SEOS / Climate Group / About Front Page Picture / Strait of Juan de Fuca view Last updated: Friday, 28-Sep-2012 10:41:08 PDT
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