By Mike Busch

Happy New Year!

This morning’s brutal cold and offshore winds created the perfect conditions for Ocean Sea Smoke to form just off Fire Island.   Note the whirlwinds call steam devils spinning and rising off the water surface.

The video and images below were taken near the Fire Island National Seashore Visitor Center at Smith Point Beach around 7:30 a.m.  New Years Day.

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