Rain Drizzle and Fog or RDF. June 7, 2015.Updated July 18th,2015
''There is fog everywhere, you can cut it with a knife.'' We Newfoundlanders and Labradorians live in a place where fog is a natural part of our life. Most of us accept it, reluctantly.
Many of us have said or heard such comments as “I wish the fog would rise or go away, I can’t stand the fog, I hate fog, or the more positive, it’s where we live and we have to learn to live with it.”
Fog can influence our daily life. We wait for the fog to go away to go fishing, to drive over the highway, to hang out clothes or to do outdoor work, such as painting, that requires drier weather. Many of us have had our travel plans delayed or cancelled or have been stuck at another airport waiting patiently for a flight to get home. Because flights can’t get in, people get stuck waiting at airports here in Newfoundland Labrador.
Last week, our daughter-in-law was coming home from Ottawa and her flight made an attempt to land but the visibility was near zero in fog and her flight had to return to Toronto. She missed a day from her work.
It has an effect on products being shipped in or out. I know, from my business experience the stress that cancelled flights can have as well as the loss of income and customers. May is usually the worst month for fog in Newfoundland.
There were and are days that I have felt like or have heard the expression, “I’m in a fog.” How is the fog treating you? Got a fog story or expression you would like to share. Email address below.
A few days ago I came across this video on "you tube", It is called "fog patches in Lower Island Cove."
Different types of fog..
Fog on the ground
Fog on the hills
Fog rolling in
Dense or Heavy fog
Pea Soup Fog or Pea Souper
Night fog: This is one of the most hazardous times to drive. I have driven at night where it was almost impossible to see the road ahead of you. The car lights would not cut through the fog and you were crawling along with your lights on low beam. I have cut back my night time driving especially when there is a chance of fog. Here is a great article on driving in night fog. Link
fog burning off
Brain fog..not really a natural fog but most of us experience the phenomenon
“Pea Soup Fog”
“Fog so thick you can cut it with a knife”
“Fog so thick you can’t see a hand before you”
“It’s some foggy out”
“We’re fogged In”
More info to follow..
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