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Friday, 11 August 2017

Fog and snow in the forecast

We are watching for fog in the mornings this month. One of the meteorologists in the Maritimes reported recently about weather lore for August which her grandmother always repeated. As her family lore has it, every foggy morning in August means a storm the following winter.


On a beautiful morning earlier this month, we headed to the boardwalk by the bay for a walk with the golden grand-dog. As we drove down to the harbour, we saw the fog bank. It had crept in from the Northumberland Strait and was beginning to creep over the shoreline.




“That’s one,” my husband said. We both laughed. Will we be laughing this winter is the question?


Does the ferocity of the storm have anything to do the length of time it is foggy? On this particular morning, the fog dissipated quickly. 




We’ll have to ask Grandma.

26 comments:

  1. We have onshore flow often at this time of year, with fog that usually dissipates quickly. When you get ahold of Grandma and ask her, please write about it! :-)

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    1. Fog is not common here, Jan, not like my hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland.

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  2. fog is so beautiful in pictures!! grandma will know about fog vs storm - mom's and grandma's know everything!!!

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    1. They sure do, Debbie. I always thought mine did anyway.

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  3. Love the foggy images Marie, now we wait until winter to see if a storm arrives ☺

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  4. Glad it lifted quickly. I drove in too much fog to have any pleasant feelings.

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    1. When I lived in Newfoundland, Joanne, fog was dangerous. It is not usually an issue here.

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  5. I like the fog. I think it's worth a few winter storms.

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    1. Our storms can be awful though, Ratty.

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  6. Now that is a 'weather witches' saying I have never heard. Love it. And fog.
    I suspect she wasn't talking about any old storm though...

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    1. I imagine it will be a bad one, EC.

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  7. Fantastic foggy images Marie. Now for the storm, we'll just have to wait. :)

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    1. Thanks, Bill. I hope the storms are a few months away yet.

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  8. Lovely lovely pictures...after this terrible and rainy summer we are heading for the autumn.
    I hope the snow will wait until Christmastime :)
    Love from Titti

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  9. We humans make some interesting connections.

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  10. I like fog (as long as I don't have to drive in it) but I'm not so keen on winter storms. (I don't want to drive in that either!)

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    1. Driving in the fog in Newfoundland was terrible, Shammi. PEI fog is nothing in comparison.

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  11. What a difference it makes without the fog! Hope you don't have a bad winter! Sarah x

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    1. We haven't had too much fog yet this month, Sarah. Let's home Grandma is right!

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  12. Being from Texas I've always held a healthy respect for Hurricanes and if they say we just might have one, I don't mind having the extra batteries and water on hand. However, I have never heard so much weather talk as we, as a planet, are doing these days. Again, I have a healthy respect that the terrible winter freezes and unbearable summer temperatures will come. Only it is not as easy as getting batteries and water. I just don't have a game plan yet.

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    1. It is scary, Barbara. We have to adapt but how?

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