What's with this fog?

Fog has plagued much of western Washington since the weekend. Why has it been so persistent?

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Classical violinist Daniel Butman plays against a backdrop of a multi-story window socked-in with fog in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in SeaTac, Wash. The Seattle-area has endured days of day-long fog, with forecasts through the week of morning fog followed by cloudy afternoons, with temperatures topping out in the mid-50's. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Photo by Elaine Thompson
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Ted Buehner, NWS Meteorologist, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service
Ted Buehner is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS) in Seattle, a key customer liaison position.

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