Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Francisco - Oakland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-11-2009, 12:02 PM
 
16 posts, read 38,699 times
Reputation: 17

Advertisements

Hi all,

Planning a move to Santa Rosa and wondered about the daily weather patterns there. Specifically wondering if fog is present every morning and if so, when does it typically burn off?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-11-2009, 01:15 PM
 
13 posts, read 53,457 times
Reputation: 17
I lived there for about 5 months for school. Yes it gets foggy in the morning. It's cold and thick. Usually burns off around 10-11, depending. It was a daily thing, but it is present.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2009, 01:20 PM
 
516 posts, read 1,335,098 times
Reputation: 120
The fog is mostly an issue in the late winter/spring, rarely in fall, and almost never in summer. How much you have to deal with it depends entirely on where in the city you live (elevation is a big factor, as is if you are in a fog corridor from the coast). Yeah, its almost always gone by 10ish. I actually love the way fog makes mornings quiet and dreamy...but then I just love fog period.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:54 PM
 
3 posts, read 21,000 times
Reputation: 10
The fog isn't a steady thing, and it really depends on where you are. My boyfriend lives in a valley in Sebastopol and sometimes the fog doesn't burn off there until after noon! I live near the JC and the fog isn't bad, nor is it a daily occurrence.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Northern California
358 posts, read 1,034,637 times
Reputation: 146
Not sure how comparable Sonoma is to Santa Rosa, but in the summer in Sonoma, the length of the fog can tell you just how hot it is going to get that day. The earlier the burn-off, the hotter it will be. And if when you wake up the sun is shining and you have blue skies, look out, its gonna be a really HOT day.

Again, this is the general pattern in the summer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2009, 09:48 AM
 
159 posts, read 807,769 times
Reputation: 68
I was wondering if it was just a gloomy fog like the Santa Cruz area... or tule fog like the central
valley where it's hard to see 10 feet in front of you?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Northern California
358 posts, read 1,034,637 times
Reputation: 146
From my experience, its just a gloomy fog, the kind where it looks like its going to rain. It even feels a bit damp or you might catch a bit of a mist. I experience the thick fog at night, rather than during the day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2009, 02:45 PM
 
159 posts, read 807,769 times
Reputation: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeixeGato View Post
From my experience, its just a gloomy fog, the kind where it looks like its going to rain. It even feels a bit damp or you might catch a bit of a mist. I experience the thick fog at night, rather than during the day.
Oh good, I think I can handle that. I'm used to it here already so no
problem as long as I can see to drive. Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2012, 02:23 PM
 
13 posts, read 40,288 times
Reputation: 15
Hi, Resurrecting an old issue here So just to be clear, Santa Rosa fog is more of a cloudy overcast, not low settling fog that affects visibility on the road? Any night time fog?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2012, 12:36 AM
 
45 posts, read 112,118 times
Reputation: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1auntie View Post
Hi, Resurrecting an old issue here So just to be clear, Santa Rosa fog is more of a cloudy overcast, not low settling fog that affects visibility on the road? Any night time fog?
During winter, fog is an almost nightly occurrence. Ground/radiational cooling fog, the kind where you can't see more than 500 feet.

Summer time, from June-September, probably 30-40% of days we get marine layer fog in the morning, which is just overcast with occasional drizzle.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Francisco - Oakland
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top