Do you have fog where you stay?

India
November 12, 2008 9:14pm CST
I stay near the foot hills of the Himalayas and come winters, there is intense fog almost every day. The fog has already started though the peak winter is still far away. It is just November and already we have thick fog every morning. It clears up by around 10.30 AM. By Mid December teh fog gets thicker and sometimes we have fog throughout the day. it becoems very difficult to drive in this fog. At times the visibility is restricted to just about 10 metres. We have to move with our headlights on and that too at very slow speed. you never know when someone suddenly comes up in front and you are almost on collision course. Do you have suchh fogs where you stay?
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
Hi mercuryman, I have read stories and watched documentary about Himalayas. It’s really an amazing wonderland for me. I could imagine how beautiful the landscape of the foot hill with thin fog is. I hope I will have chance to visit the place you live one day. Wow! This is the first time I know your place will have thick fog the whole day during Mid December. Yeah, I could imagine how difficult and danger to drive in the heavy fog for the poor visibility. OMG can see things within 10 meters only. So you must be very careful when driving in the heavy fog as accident might happen at any time in such bad weather condition. Here, in the tropical country we have extremely thin fog only during the early morning once in a while, so I haven’t seen any thick fog before. I did see fog when visiting the mountain resort in my place. But it didn’t last long like that in Himalayas. posting and good luck.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 08
It would be a great excitement to drive in the foggy Himalayan region during winter. It could be hazardous for a driver who totally no experience to drive in such a difficult environment. Now it’s the late November I presume that the fog in your place would become heavier and heavier as approaching the peak of winter. Anyhow it’s a great curiosity to experience such a foggy scene for a tropical driver like me. I believe a qualified driver in your place must be those who have undergone strict training before he could have full confidence to drive on the road during winter. Glad indeed to see the best response awarded and happy posting.
@jstmarfz (1498)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Yes we do. I am residing in Washington State. And it is one of the coldest state in United States. I am from Philippines and too much cold is a huge adjustment for me. Though I am trying to get used to it.
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@jazel_juan (15753)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
unfortunately i have no seen any fog here in our place, i live in the philippines, particularly here in zamboanga and i have not seen any fog. i live in the city.. well i would love to see fog and snow someday
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@redhotpogo (4433)
• United States
13 Nov 08
yeah we get some really thick fog here. I remember as a kid walking to the bus stop with my sisters, and hiding from them in the fog just a few feet in front of them. Its kinda creepy if you are driving out towards the farms. There's nothing out there, and you're driving really slow through the fog, trying not to hit anything, and hoping your car doesn't run out of gas or something.
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
19 Dec 09
Hi, merrcuryman3a. Yes, we get fog at where we live at. It comes from time to time. And it makes me feel a little spooked. I try not to go too far out when the fog is heavy.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Yes, I get fog where I live. With all the fields out here it can get quite foggy in the wintertime. Especially after a good rain. A couple of weeks ago, the fog didn't lift all day. I had to run errands and went in the afternoon when the fog wasn't so thick. A few miles down the road it was clear and even sunny! I was curious to see if the fog lifted at home so I gave my husband a call and he told me no. Sure enough when I got home it hadn't changed. And all this because of the fields. I'm just glad it isn't always foggy where I live. Thank goodness!
• United States
14 Nov 08
we have it every once in awhile.. maybe 1 time a year or so that is bad.. but other than that its not an issue at least where i am at
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Great..I love it. But in my place, we can never see any fog. May be in the winter when it is too cold, we can see the mist ..That is it. But I love to watch out the fog, the snow and feel the chillness. I hae been once to the Himalayan areas. I loved the stay..We were really enjoying the days over there.
• United States
14 Nov 08
I live in the southern part of the United States (Mississippi, to be specific) and sometimes it does get a bit foggy. Although where I live, fog doesn't usually come around very much. It was really foggy about a week or two though. But it's been so long since the time before that I honestly don't remember the last time it was foggy where I live. That's how rare it is around my town.
• United States
13 Nov 08
We have fog here in Dallas a few times a year. Usually burns off by 9am. Nothing too intense or longlasting.
@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
That really sounds interesting for me because i love these kinds of places with cold weather. But i think its only good to imagine that! people like you who live in those areas must face alot of problems in that. I live in malaysia and here there is light fog at the night times, that even sometimes but throughout the year. Like its always summer here there is no winter season here but still its foggy at night. But that is not like the one you mentioned, its very thin and the vision is almost about normal.
@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Yeah. I live in a mountainous rural area in the Philippines. At dawn, when I jog in the fields, there is a sheet of fog that covers the fields. But I think it is not as heavy as you have out there. Visibility is only diminished by about 30%, so you don't have to worry you will crash on another jogger. It is rather great to have fog in your area because it is an indication that the place is still unpolluted and conducive to living.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
When I went to the vacation last two weeks ago, while I was talking to my mother I realized that the place was foggy because something came out like a smoke from my mouth. It excited me because that was the first time after so long that I have actually experienced to fog talk.
@xzg555898 (210)
• China
13 Nov 08
i am so envy of your palce ,it is so beautiful ,hehe ,maybe i hace noe seen the frog for a long time ,i miss it very much ,i remambered i ofen meet the fog when i was young ,wenall played in the fog ,it was so interesting ,i will not forget it for ever ,i wish my vacation for the fog
@sweety_81 (2125)
• India
13 Nov 08
Well; we have Smog - a combination of Fog and Smock arising out of Vehicular and Industrial Pollution . This is more harmful than plain Fog . This time;we have Smog in November also . This was not the case in past many years. Normally;we used to have Fog around Mid December . This year ; it is much earlier . Regards
• United States
13 Nov 08
No actually but that sounds intense. I live in IL, so there are some foggy days, but its normally pretty light and doesn't affect driving too much at all. I went to San Francisco, Cali, last year. The golden gate bridge and other areas were really foggy. Also, in the gift shop, they were selling "canned fog" ! lol. It was extremely light and pretty funny.