What happens when it’s so foggy outside, you can’t see anything? Simple. You grab a drone, fly it into the air and use it to capture some amazing video. Mike Prendergast posted an aerial view of today’s dense fog – December 9, 2014 – in Dallas, Texas. The footage is incredible. Check it out above!
On Tuesday, December 9, a dense fog advisory was issued for parts of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Visibility was less than a quarter of a mile across a good bit of northeast Texas. According to observations at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, visibility dropped to zero for three hours from 7 to 10 a.m. CST. In conditions like this, it’s nearly impossible to drive.
The fog continued after 10 a.m. CST, so the National Weather Service at Fort Worth extended the dense fog advisory until noon.
The fog was so dense that it affected flights out of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Several delays were reported as runway visual range showed airfield visibility down to 700-1000 feet.
Bottom line: What do you do when you have a drone and a ton of fog? If you do what Mike Prendergast did, you’ll capture amazing footage in high definition of a rare sight to see.
Matt Daniel is weekend Meteorologist for 13WMAZ (CBS) in Macon, Georgia, and founder of the blog Athens GA Weather. He's a self-described "big weather and music geek" and has produced weather content for CNN, MSN Weather and EarthSky. He has a passion for helping to keep people safe when severe weather strikes and says if you don't have a NOAA Weather Radio ... you should get one.