24 March 2017 fog / low stratus in the West

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On the morning of 24 March 2017, there were some interesting fog / low stratus events in the West.  In northeast Montana, we can see fog surging up the Milk River Valley in the GOES-16 visible imagery:

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/24mar17/MT&loop_speed_ms=80

Saturated soil (due to snowmelt runoff flooding) from the Big Muddy Creek contributed to the fog event:

Meanwhile, at the same time in Arizona we see fog / low stratus sloshing back and forth (most likely in a canyon or valley) south of Sedona:

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/24mar17/AZ&loop_speed_ms=80

 

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