Tanning salons are picking up business because of it, and some people are getting bummed by too much of it.
It's that same old June gloom, when a marine layer descends over the ocean with too much consistency, and so you get the National Weather Service for Orange County and most of Southern California repeating itself: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Patchy fog expected to last until the early afternoon. Patchy fog after 11 p.m.
Sometimes, the fog doesn't let up.
Because sunshine is a big draw in California, tourists are sometimes surprised by the gloom. Over Memorial Day weekend, many could be seen "freaking out," while they flocked to the Newport Tanning Club at 19th Street and Harbor Boulevard, employees there said.
"God forbid, you be pasty white around Memorial Day or the Fourth of July," says Karina Hernandez, who works at the club and said she's seen a sudden influx of customers that seems to be in direct correlation with the recent fog.