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Jan. 17th, 2005

I'm fascinated by the weather here. Although it's January, it's in the mid-50s. Although it's raining, and fairly hard compared to everything else I've seen here, there's times when a dense fog bank rolls through it regardless.

And then I wonder if the weather in Chicago would have been just as interesting, but here I get to see it.

And a little later today, we'll get more personally acquainted while I hike to town for groceries.

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unkbar
Jan. 17th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
Whether it's raining or not shouldn't affect whether it's foggy or not.

Any time the temperature drops below the dew point, you can get fog. When it's raining, the relative humidity is probably close to 100%, so there's a lot of water vapor in the air to condense.

Rain can wash dust out of the air, but it's not going to affect fog -- they're the same stuff, water droplets.

Now, of course, knowing such prosaic physical explanations (which I'm sure you do, but I love to expound anyway!) doesn't change the mood that fog invokes when it closes in and swirls around our doors and windows. It makes me feel dissociated from the outside world. Nothing exists but my immediate surroundings.

Enjoy your hike.

We got our first real snowstorm of the year today in Rochester. Had to clear the driveway before we could go to work this morning. It was nice and warm last week, in the 50's, but it's gotten cold again.

unkbar
Jan. 17th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
And an update: It's in the teens tonight. The drive home was through a lake-effect whiteout. Be happy in your cool, wet Pacific Northwest winter.
alicebentley
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
The temperature here is so stable it's weird. Hovering around the low 40s in the winter, and the mid 70s in the summer, with barely 10 degrees difference from night to day.

What a switch from the dynamic weather in the midWest.

Or, as I told my sister, we're trading tornadoes and thunderstorms for volcanoes and earthquakes!
the_leewit
Jan. 17th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
Chicago Weather
Last week, it was 62 F when I left work at 5:00 p.m. (Cicero and Armitage) Twelve hours later, it wasn't even in the double digits.

In case you were curious, that hasn't changed.
alicebentley
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Chicago Weather
And here, it's stayed almost perfectly even from just after dawn until well past sunset, and hasn't varied much even then.

A twilight land in many ways.
marykaykare
Jan. 18th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Chicago Weather
Interesting. I lived in northern CA for 14 years before moving here so I hadn't noticed that sort of stability because we had it there too. I miss thunderstorms the most, but we do occasionally have them in Seattle. More often than NorCal at any rate.

MKK
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