The study analyzed the effectiveness of mists detection methods, based on MSG satellite data. Remote sensing methods were compared with observations from synoptic stations IMGW-PIB from Poland, covering the period from October 2010 to March 2011. Satellite data allow identify areas likely occurrence of fog and low stratus clouds. Term when there is fog and low stratus soon but it is very difficult, if not impossible, without the use of additional ground-based data. For this purpose, can be use the dew point temperature and air temperature measured in meteorological cage. The distinction between fog and low clouds is very important for practical reasons, because fog reduces visibility less than 1 km, while the Stratus cloud doesn't have a significant impact on the ability to observe objects close to the ground. The method discussed in the paper made it possible to detect 50-64% of observed fog. Approximately 25-35% of cases of fog signaled not confirmed in observations from synoptic stations (it was falsealarm)