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  •  Well FrugalG, I think our fog is going to be (3+ / 0-)
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    blowing over your head soon. We never did see the sun today. Late this afternoon, I ran over to Rio Vista, did my banking, bought some groceries (I'm not leaving casa da goo until Friday) and when I headed back, it was like somebody flipped a switch after I got south of the 3 Mile Slough Bridge - the fog was really, really thick. DH growing up here on Sherman Island - hates the wind too. I always thought that was silly until I moved out here. 3,4,5,6 weeks straight of the "Delta Breeze" will make a wind hater out of you. About a year ago, we had a customer that came up to me and went, does the wind always blow out here? I pointed to the windmills in the Montezuma Hills and said - dude, they built those windmills there for a reason!

    "We're here to start a dialog, nothing more. We keep quiet and let the press, the politicians, and the Wall Streeters hang themselves." From a veteran protester in the civil rights days at Liberty Park. h/t to pistols at dawn.

    by mrsgoo on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 11:08:07 PM PST

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    •  it was bad in the south bay area until about (2+ / 0-)
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      1pm today - poor pony didn't get turned out until after one - couldn't "find" the turnout!  

      (it's just outside his paddock, btw...)

      Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 11:22:51 PM PST

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    •  I saw a bit of sun (1+ / 0-)
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      It wasn't until late this afternoon though.  :)  I'm on the Eastern side of town.  I'm just off the 101.  

      It's not as windy here as back home, for the most part.  The last time I went home to visit there was a wind storm.  Visibility was down to less than a quarter mile (dust) and I was picking rocks out of my teeth.  blech!  I miss my family, but I don't miss the dirt and sand storms.  

    •  there is no fog quite as thick as delta tule fog (4+ / 0-)

      my dad and i drove cross the delta one winter's night on our way home from my grandparents' place in socal, and it was like 3' visibility. i had to hang out the side of the car and watch the reflectors in case we drove off the shoulder.

      •  Yep. We call that 3 dot fog. You can only see 3 (4+ / 0-)

        reflectors ahead of you on the road. Pity when there are NO reflectors. I encountered that driving home from work one night from Pleasanton to Modesto. I KNEW my turn was coming up. Couldn't see the road to save my ass. Missed the turn, and had to come back around again to find it. Unless you have lived in the valley, you will never know just how f'n thick that fog can get.

        "We're here to start a dialog, nothing more. We keep quiet and let the press, the politicians, and the Wall Streeters hang themselves." From a veteran protester in the civil rights days at Liberty Park. h/t to pistols at dawn.

        by mrsgoo on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 12:07:13 AM PST

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        •  my mom went to college in stockton (3+ / 0-)
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          and said she saw some 3' high tule fog on the edge of the delta once that made it just up to the hood of her car, but was impenetrable below that line, like floating in a white ocean, no way to see the road.

          crazy stuff, lots of fun. wind, OTOH, sucks blows.

          •  Last winter, DH and his BFF went fishing. The BFF (1+ / 0-)
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            has a really, really expensive boat with a totally cool Lowrance GPS. DH, the BFF and a friend of the BFF, head   over to the "stucco house" on False River. About 2 miles away. The BFF is driving. The DH is like - WTF are you doing? BFF is literally driving in circles.  The fog is really, really thick. DH goes, get out of the seat dude. I'm gonna drive, you just stick your head out of the top of the boat and listen. The BFF's friend breaks out the blackberry brandy. He's terrified. They found the spot. DH ran crew boats when he was in his 20's. Nothing is more terrifying than fog and boating in the Delta. I've been out in the dark and it's scary enough. A few years back, we had a LA guy running crew boats to a gas well on Bradford Island. They were getting ready to shut the well down. There was a party. I was invited to go on the boat and pickup the midnight crew. There was no fog and I was scared shitless as we did about 50mph in the black dark running on radar those 2 miles. I will say, radar is an interesting thing.

            "We're here to start a dialog, nothing more. We keep quiet and let the press, the politicians, and the Wall Streeters hang themselves." From a veteran protester in the civil rights days at Liberty Park. h/t to pistols at dawn.

            by mrsgoo on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 12:53:42 AM PST

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          •  A friend of mine (1+ / 0-)
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            used to talk about driving through 3' tule fog by staying centered between the tops of the fenceposts on either side of the road

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