A large 158 car accident occurred just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday morning, resulting in 27 injured and seven dead. The reasoning behind this crash comes from the presence of super fog.
Super fog occurs as smoke participants combine with water vapor found in fog. As these two mix, light is scattered at increased rates resulting in decreased visibility at times even less than 10 feet.
The smoke tracker from just outside New Orleans shows winds from the southeast blowing fire smoke caused by marsh fires into areas already experiencing increased fog cover.
A lot of these marsh fires can be tied to unusually dry conditions seen across the state of Louisiana. Just over 62.28% of the state is seeing exceptional drought. This paired with the current high pressure system adds to the already heightened threat.