Welcome to WEATHERDUDES.COM...
We are currently focused on weather and climate of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and the East Coast, as well as other significant national and global weather events that occur. The intent of this site is not to be just another weather website with five day forecasts featuring happy suns and sad clouds It is to provide various interesting and personalized features, which provide the visitor with a view of the weather from a different perspective.
Currently we have:
Dave's Weather Discussion Page, providing an insight to the local weather conditions and patterns, and the reasons behind the weather.
Tropical Weather, A collection of tropical storm and hurricane resources.
Recent Weather, Weather conditions for the past 10 days for the mid-Atlantic area.
Weather Glossary, Providing weather definitions from A to Z.
Links to Weather Sites, providing a growing collection of links to weather sites.
Weather Facts, A collection of interesting weather facts.
We will be adding more features on a regular basis. Feel free to look around, and let us know what you think. Check back often for new content...
AN ARCTIC BLAST IS ON ITS WAY... A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN TO THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING... THE BITTER COLD WON'T LAST AS MILDER WEATHER MOVES IN NEXT WEEK
Why is fog more common during the fall?
Foggy mornings are much more common as we head into the autumn months and the reasons are quite simple. The nights are getting longer and longer which allows the temperatures to fall to the dew point. As the air cools, it cannot hold as much water vapor so the water vapor condenses into tiny moisture droplets that stay suspended in the air. This is what we call "fog". (See my weather fact on the dew point and why it is so important). The month of October can be especially foggy across Southeast Virginia, especially during the morning hours. October usually is the foggiest month of the year throughout most of the Mid-Atlantic region. Humidity levels can sometimes still be quite high during October. Once we get into the latter part of fall, humidity levels drop and there is a tendency for higher wind velocities. Therefore, the frequency of foggy mornings starts to decline on average. In Southeast Virginia, fog can occur at any time of year but it is far more likely in the fall. Note that during the early spring, coastal areas experience fog on occasion which is caused by the cold ocean waters cooling the air above the surface to the dew point. This phenomenon usually occurs later in the day through the mid to late morning hours, when the sun is less intense. This fog normally dissipates as it heads inland.