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Thursday, December 25, 2014

A spectacular weather phenomenon due to Thermodynamics turned the Grand Canyon into a cauldron of soupy cloud cover

A breathtaking weather phenomenon turned the Grand Canyon into a cauldron of soupy cloud cover on this Thursday.
The rare scenes were caused by a temperature inversion, which involves cold air filling the canyon while warm air lies above it, trapping the fog in place since the denser cold air hugs the ground.
See also: Mesmerizing drone video reveals a foggy Dallas from above
The result, a layer of low-lying clouds, or fog, produced the spectacular sight and turned the canyon into a sea of clouds.