Something weird is happening in New Jersey.
On Sunday, residents who looked out at the ocean saw something pretty terrifying. Looming out on the coastline was what appeared to be a massive tsunami barreling right towards them.
The good news is, no tsunami slammed into the city this weekend. So what the heck was that?
— Sea Girt Lifeguards (@SGLifeguards) May 31, 2015
Turns out it was just a harmless cloud of condensation, albeit pretty apocalyptic looking.
The fog was created by warm, moisture-filled air passing over the still-cold Atlantic, causing the liquid to condense and produce the effect. It straddled the coastline for most of the day.
Mother Nature was really showing off yesterday with the special effects. Coolest fog photo ever. pic.twitter.com/wX0QBTC2qQ
— Gary Szatkowski (@GarySzatkowski) June 1, 2015
While it’s rare for fog to look so intense, it has happened before:
… and also: