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Old 31.10.2011, 11:06
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Of course there is never any fog in LA!

There is a price to pay for everything they say - well if you live by a beautiful lake in Summer, you are very likely to live under foggy cloud in winter.
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Old 31.10.2011, 11:22
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Re: The Fog

Great weather in Basel on Saturday. Rubbish weather yesterday.

It was cold and foggy this morning and my landlord *AGAIN* laughed at the bad weather and said how this must remind me of London.

No, dear retarded landlord, it doesn't. It reminds me of here. London gets nowhere near as much fog or rain as Basel. Parts of the UK might (Manchester and up get a lot of rain) but not London.

Even when the weather's bad the Swiss like to think that as it's obviously worse everywhere else, therefore it's fine.

To be honest, it's a good attitude if it helps one remain optimistic. Pisses me off though.
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Old 31.10.2011, 11:30
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Where I live, they advertise it as virtually fog-free. There's a bit creeping around but basically it's blue skies and sunshine.

If I blow real hard, maybe I can blow that bit of fog back down to Zürich.
We had a bit of a walk then a picnic with blue skies and warm sunshine yesterday.

And this wasn't too far from you.
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Old 31.10.2011, 11:39
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I love fog. Everything looks so unreal and enchanting. Not like Mordor, more like Avalon.
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Old 31.10.2011, 11:52
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Mind you even here at 950m woke up to a pea souper today - difference is that up here it has not burnt out and the sun is gloriously shining.
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So what's the story with the fog that sticks around all day just about every day? Is this a permanent feature until January or does it dissipate once it gets cold? I'm a sea level kind of person so this isn't familiar climate.
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In Zurich, pretty much, yes.

You need to either gain altitude or get away from the lake basin in order to see sunshine. We woke up to glorious sunshine this morning: catching the train towards Zurich was like travelling into Mordor.
On the dark side of the Force you are.

We haven't had a single hour of fog yet here in Heidiland this year, and that despite a lake half a mile from here and an altitude comparable to Zurich. Mr. Breakfast and Mrs. Nut live right next to the infamous seam of the pea soup shroud.
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I live at about 550m, partway up the Belpberg in the Guerbetal. You wake up and it's clear, and as the sun comes up, the fog rolls in. It's been burning off by 1pm or so, but there will be two weeks at some point where it's here all day. Weird and bright.

Is it foggy in Winterthur? That's where I'll live next year.
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Old 31.10.2011, 12:23
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Great weather in Basel on Saturday. Rubbish weather yesterday.

It was cold and foggy this morning and my landlord *AGAIN* laughed at the bad weather and said how this must remind me of London.

No, dear retarded landlord, it doesn't. It reminds me of here. London gets nowhere near as much fog or rain as Basel. Parts of the UK might (Manchester and up get a lot of rain) but not London.

Even when the weather's bad the Swiss like to think that as it's obviously worse everywhere else, therefore it's fine.

To be honest, it's a good attitude if it helps one remain optimistic. Pisses me off though.

Oh my! You said the "R" word
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Oh my! You said the "R" word
Rubbish retarded rain?
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It was dense fog all the way to and from Konstanz today....so, yes.
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Fog, which fog?
You must only live and work in the right place.

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Old 31.10.2011, 20:42
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Oh you are a tease! But yes I must say it is good to get back at all those who wonder why we live 'up here'. I know exactly why and this is the thread about it. Today had a lovely drive over the Jura via little roads and down to Bullet and then to St Croix - brilliant glorious sunshine with an absoltue pea souper below for 100s of miles- even St Croix was right in it still by about 3pm. Then down again t'other side and brilliant sunshine again in Fleurier and all the way back up here.
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Re: The Fog

Switzerland: four months of fog and some snow
England: six months of drizzle and then some more drizzle.

I'm happy with Switzerland, thanks
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Old 31.10.2011, 22:09
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Re: The Fog

FOG

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
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and then moves on.

-C. Sandburg

If only it would move on... :-(
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Old 31.10.2011, 22:18
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Re: The Fog

I'm a fan of Carl's but, indeed, this is not the fog on little cat feet of which he speaketh. He was from where I am from (well, close enough anyway) and, indeed, this fog cometh and doth not leaveth.

And Quark - I'd happily take the -20C and clear skies to warm grey soup....even if it's only sunny for 3 hours a day.
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Totally agree PT - much rather have minus 10, minus 20 or even less, with huge blue skies and crisp dry air than warmer grey drizzle YUK, Yukkie yuk yuk.
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Re: The Fog

Ha !! Have you tried Neuchâtel in winter ?
Some years the fod was so dense, you'd be literally walking in a cloud.
You could hear step behind or ahead of you but not see who was out there.
Reminded me very much of a 19th century Sir Conan Doyle story..
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Re: The Fog

Does this mean that Neuchatel is foggy?
having said that, I prefer the fog to the horizontal rain we get in Ely
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Does this mean that Neuchatel is foggy?
having said that, I prefer the fog to the horizontal rain we get in Ely
And the cold Siberian winds that sweep across the fens....

Actually, did you know that Cambridge (near enough Ely) has less rain than Jerusalem?
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And Quark - I'd happily take the -20C and clear skies to warm grey soup....even if it's only sunny for 3 hours a day.
Me too! -15C here on a clear day feels ten times warmer than +3C in English drizzle.
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