Viciously cold weather Sunday morning may have given Boston a pretty good excuse to spend Valentine’s Day indoors, but it also brought with it an eerie, smoky layer over Boston Harbor.
Those among us brave enough to venture outside —or those lucky enough to have a harbor view — on Sunday were ogling the rolling wisps of fog emerging from the water.
So cold outside that the water is warmer than the air–look at the steam coming off the water here in Boston! pic.twitter.com/Ba2bzR2NSN
— Nancy Chen (@NancyChenNews) February 14, 2016
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) February 14, 2016
— Giles Parker (@YourIslandPark) February 14, 2016
Arctic sea smoke on Boston Harbor. Current temperature is -8F. pic.twitter.com/QZ5j5Xj1Yi
— Caitlin (@moremimosas) February 14, 2016
— Jack (@jjcushing) February 14, 2016
Ship coming into a -9° Boston Harbor right now. pic.twitter.com/UZHynbFUmE
— edrooney (@edrooney_) February 14, 2016
“Arctic sea smoke,” according to the National Weather Service, who explained the phenomenon to the Boston Globe.