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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:

DJan said...

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! :-)

Debbie said...

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

Catarina said...

And then let us know... :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

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

Joanne Noragon said...

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

Ratty said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

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...

Bill said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

Of course, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

It's not if, PDP. It's when...

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

Our storms can be awful though, Ratty.

Marie Smith said...

I imagine it will be a bad one, EC.

Marie Smith said...

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

HWIT BLOGG said...

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

Marie Smith said...

I hope so too, Titti.

Anvilcloud said...

We humans make some interesting connections.

Shammickite said...

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!)

Marie Smith said...

We do, don't we, AC. Lol.

Marie Smith said...

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

Down by the sea said...

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

Barbara said...

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.

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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