Fog in August: Prediction for Winter 2016-17

img_5020Time 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.


About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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