Sea Smoke Forms Over Gulf of Mexico as Temperatures Plunge

Residents in Florida and Alabama shared video showing sea smoke over the Gulf of Mexico as temperatures dropped close to freezing on Wednesday, January 17.

The phenomenon caused by cold air rolling over warm water is a common sight on the Great Lakes in winter but is rarely seen on the Gulf of Mexico. This video shows sea smoke off Orange Beach, Alabama, where daytime temperatures dropped to just 35 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday. Credit: City of Orange Beach via Storyful