Mom Nature, never wanting us to be bored, has sprung a new one on me. I never remember having "Freezing Fog" type of weather. I don't even remember that terminology ever being used. I thought fog occurred when temps were warmer....its 16 outside. We have about 8 inches of new snow that occurred on Saturday day and all through the night....now this. The following is copied from the Weather Alert released by NOAA.
FREEZING FOG WILL DISSIPATE THIS MORNING AS SURFACE WINDS EMERGE OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST. HOWEVER...UNTIL THIS FOG CAN LIFT LOCALIZED AREAS WILL CONTINUE TO WITNESS REDUCED VISIBILITIES OF ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS. THIS FOG MAY FREEZE ON SOME ROADWAYS AND AGGRAVATE ALREADY SLICK CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE OUT EARLY THIS MORNING...DRIVE WITH CARE AS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE TRICKY DUE TO THE SLICK CONDITIONS AND HIGHLY VARIABLE VISIBILITIES.
I was awakened this beautiful morning at 8 a.m. because my neighbor chose that time to snow blow his driveway which is next to my bedroom window. I always keep my window cracked to let fresh air in but I was getting exhaust fumes on top of the noise, so I just gave it up and got up, mumbling and grumbling all the way to the coffee pot.
I have to think of some things positive to offset this grumbling so I was thinking that I'm lucky I don't have to drive in this crap for a living; that this is my day off; that I have a warm comfy house; that I have coffee to drink and even a cheese danish to go with it; and also thankful that my gun is hidden away from the grandchildren and would be too much trouble to retrieve in order to shoot out the little engine on that snow blower, thus keeping me out of trouble. *Sigh*. I'm feelin' better already.
Stay safe out there. Tomorrow, my pork chop recipe.