Port San Luis looking southeast toward Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes and Point Sal as the Santa Lucia winds blew. The dunes and Point Sal appear to tower hundreds of feet into the sky. This optical phenomenon is classified as a superior Fata Morgana mirage.
Port San Luis looking southeast toward Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes and Point Sal as the Santa Lucia winds blew. The dunes and Point Sal appear to tower hundreds of feet into the sky. This optical phenomenon is classified as a superior Fata Morgana mirage. John Lindsey
Port San Luis looking southeast toward Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes and Point Sal as the Santa Lucia winds blew. The dunes and Point Sal appear to tower hundreds of feet into the sky. This optical phenomenon is classified as a superior Fata Morgana mirage. John Lindsey

Conditions are ripe for Central Coast mirages

September 24, 2016 02:08 PM

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John Lindsey

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .