Chance of Widely Scattered Mist

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Laguna Woods, California
December 6, 2016 11:46pm CST
Yes ... our weatherman said this morning that we had a chance of widely scattered mist here in Southern California this morning. He said it with a straight face, too! That is definitely not a very ominous weather report, is it. In fact, although it was overcast most of the day, the weather was actually pretty pleasant!
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Dec
That is a new one on me, and funny as well. We are looking at 20 degrees perhaps and maybe a little snow by tomorrow night.
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@moffittjc (34299)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Dec
Earlier in the week, the weather forecasters were predicting that it would get down in the mid-20's here in Florida at the end of this week due to a cold arctic air blast pushing through to the south. However, in looking at the forecast this morning, it doesn't look like it will be as bad as they had originally expected...lows are hovering between the upper 30's and lower 40's for the next couple of nights. Thank goodness, because as a Floridian, I'm not ready for 20 degree weather yet!
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Dec
@moffittjc That would be a shock in Florida.
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@moffittjc (34299)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 Dec
@JamesHxstatic Oh, it is definitely a shock! So much so that when the temperature drops that low they usually shut down the schools! Some excuse about it's too cold for the kids to learn! lol
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
It's better than shattered scours though. :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Dec
Umm... what is a "scour?"
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
@JamesHxstatic Sorry. Our forecast is often for 'scattered showers' which, if you use a malapropism, can become 'shattered scours'. Scours is another word for diarrhoea but usually reserved for livestock - sheep, cattle, horses.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Dec
@JudyEv Ohhhh, we get scattered showers too, but I thought "scours" was maybe an Australian thing. Scours is not a good thing then.
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@jstory07 (57114)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Dec
Tat is great that the weather was nice for you today.
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Dec
@jstory07 - I just thought it was funny how they described our weather in their forecast.
@moffittjc (34299)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Dec
I woke up this morning to a heavy blanket of fog here in my community. It's been quite a long time since we've had such a foggy day! We had severe thunderstorms roll through yesterday ahead of a cold front, and now the colder, drier air is working its way down here to Florida. That cold, dry air must be interacting with the warm, humid air from the storms yesterday to create the heavy fog this morning.
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@rebelann (30823)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Dec
Weird, I know our weatherman has never reported the possibility of scattered mist, heck, it's usually so dry here I get excited if the report shows humidity over 12%
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Dec
@rebelann - Yes, I have been to El Paso many times, so I know what you mean. We have driven from California to Texas ... through El Paso ... more times than I can count, and we always stay at one of the little roadside motels along the way. Also we had some friends who lived in a beautiful home with a spectacular view in El Paso years ago, and enjoyed visiting them there.
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@rebelann (30823)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Dec
Was the view of my mountains @DeborahDiane ? they are beautiful but too much construction is going on and the slopes are filled with concrete and houses, breaks my heart.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Dec
@rebelann - The view our friends had was towards the North. The lived fairly high-up on a mountainside ... and the view was of a lovely valley.
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@paigea (21000)
• Canada
10 Dec
That is funny. I used to chuckle in southern Alberta when the weather man would forecast Dry Thundershowers. I always thought he should say dry thunderstorms. If there is no rain, there is no shower, in my opinion.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Dec
@paigea - I agree ... dry thunderstorms makes more sense than dry thundershowers. Being a weatherman must be an interesting career, since you can constantly be wrong and still keep your job! LOL
@paigea (21000)
• Canada
11 Dec
@DeborahDiane Well, it seems they are mostly rightish. We are having a cold snap but not as cold as they said. Tomorrow it will be -26C instead of into the -30s as they predicted. With the wind chill, it will feel like -39C. (at -40 both scales are the same)
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec
@paigea - Wow!! That is colder than I can even imagine. -26 is VERY cold.
@TheHorse (51320)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Feb
That mist thing is a part of what we've had up here in the Bay Area over the past couple of days.
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Feb
@TheHorse - In a way, the mist drives me crazy. It doesn't produce enough liquid to help when we are having a drought, yet it is enough to make my hair frizzy! LOL
@bagarad (7844)
• Paso Robles, California
3 Feb
That's pretty common California weather -- even on September and October mornings.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Feb
@bagarad - Yes, widely scattered mist is pretty common!
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@DianneN (57252)
• United States
10 Dec
Lol! Never heard that weather report before, and I've certainly heard many!
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Dec
@DianneN - I never heard anyone say "widely scattered mist" before, either, which is why I probably noticed it! LOL
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@jaboUK (49988)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec
That's a very odd way to describe mist - if it was scattered it would surely disappear
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Dec
@jaboUK - Yes, I think that is an odd way to describe mist, too!
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@crossbones27 (14888)
• Redlands, California
7 Dec
Funny weatherman, I guess widely scattered mist is considered showers in this state.
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Dec
@crossbones27 - Yes, mist is as close as we come to showers most of the time around here.
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