Our Sea Smoke Video Goes Viral
We’ve had a great time watching our little video of “sea smoke” go viral, including a share by ABC News. The ABC News posting on the network’s Facebook page has now been viewed ONE MILLION times, liked/loved/wowed 34K times, AND shared 13K times! WOW!
That was all followed with airing again on Good Morning America and during a live Facebook post by meteorologist Ginger Zee!
The video was shot Wednesday morning from the 8th floor balcony of Sterling Shores condominiums.
Sea smoke or sea fog is caused by cold air flowing over comparatively warm water with the vapor condensing in small convective columns near the water’s surface, giving the appearance of smoke or steam. The air was about 22 degrees, flowing over gulf waters at 64 degrees.
We first posted the video to our iLoveDestin Facebook page. By mid-day, it had been viewed and shared multiple times. The social news agency Storyful then contacted us to verify the video and ask permission to share with news partners.
It's so cold in Florida's Panhandle that "sea smoke" can be seen floating above the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Destin. http://abcn.ws/2Dnfdbb
Posted by ABC News on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The video was also re-tweeted by the meteorologist James Spann, and received more than 6k views on Twitter. All in all, a fun day for us here at iLoveDestin.com!
The best news – the forecast calls for sunshine & mid-60’s this weekend!