Time for the annual Fog in August prediction for Winter 2016-17. Last year’s Fog in August did not turn out to be accurate, due to lots of ice storms, but only one major snow storm (though about 3 feet in a day). However, the Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack admitted that their forecast was only 55% accurate for the year. Anyone have a coin to toss?
In August 2016, in the valley which we drive through on the way to work, or look over on our days at home, we noted 6 mornings with light fog, 4 with moderate fog, and 4 with heavy fog. The current edition of the almanack calls for 8 snow events and 4 Nor’easters. Of course, some of those snow events are listed as “north” or “south”. As we are in the middle of their Mid-Atlantic region, we might miss the snow to get ice (yuck), rain, or just wind. That might give us the 8 storms that the fog has predicted.
Our wood is stacked. I’ve checked the generator and chain saws. We bought a new set of chains for the truck, and replaced the tires on the Subaru. Time to start cleaning up the garden before Winter arrives.