Issued by The National Weather Service
4:14 pm EDT, Thu., Oct. 14, 2010
... WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 2 AM EDT SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 2 AM EDT SATURDAY.
AN EARLY SEASON NOREASTER WILL CROSS PARTS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. STRONG WEST WINDS TRAILING THE NOREASTER WILL GUST BETWEEN 46 AND 55 MPH DURING FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.
A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES... POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
The mercury in Boston registered -2 degrees as of 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The temperature in Murmansk, Russia, the largest city within the northernmost ring of the planet known as the Arctic Circle, was a balmy 6 degrees by comparison.
Freezing fog occurs when liquid fog droplets freeze to surfaces, forming white soft or hard rime. This is very common on mountain tops which are exposed to low clouds. It is equivalent to freezing rain, and essentially the same as the ice that forms inside a freezer which is not of the "frostless" or "frost-free" type. The term "freezing fog" may also refer to fog where water vapor is super-cooled, filling the air with small ice crystals similar to very light snow. It seems to make the fog "tangible", as if one could "grab a handful".