One of my favorite places to spend part of my morning is at Wilson’s Wharf talking to the lobstermen who always have a tale to tell. They told me about a woman in Lubec who has for decades predicted the number of snow storms with startling accuracy.
How does she do it? By counting the number of foggy days in the month of August. Every foggy day is supposed to equate to a storm in the coming winter.
Last August (2008) I kept a tally of foggy days and wound up with 16 and we had 17 snowy days that winter. Not too shabby, eh? In 2009 I tallied 11 foggy days and we had 12 snowy days.
Just like last year, a “C” on a given date means clear weather and “F” will denote a foggy day. However, this year I’ll keep track of days that remain foggy; is there a chance that an all day fog eventually becomes a snow storm? All day fog is noted as “ADF.”
|1 C||2 C||3 C||4 F||5 ADF||6 F||7C|
|8 C||9 F||10 F||11C||12 C||13 C||14 C|
|15 C||16 F||17 F||18 F||19 C||20 ADF||21 C|
|22C||23 C||24C||25 C||26 ADF||27C||28C|
29C 30 C 31 C
10 foggy days should turn out to be 10 days with snowfall. Four of the ten days were all day fog; I guess we’ll see if all day fog translates into all day snow!
Days with snow: 2