In late December 2006, we were experiencing an episode of freezing fog. It made for some beautiful backyard landscapes. We had been here just over three years, so we were still learning about local weather patterns and phenomena.
I don't yet know what this morning's sunrise will look like. The sun doesn't come up until about 8:45 right now.
The weather woman on Télématin just said that the Champagne and Burgundy regions are enveloped in thick fog, with little or no visibility, this morning. She warned people to be careful driving.
She didn't mention freezing fog, and she didn't mention the Touraine or Berry regions of France, where we live. But the temperature outside is below freezing, according to our thermometer.
It was 1.7ºC inside the greenhouse at 5:45 a.m., when I got up. I hope the plants in there can tolerate that kind of cold (about 34ºF).
We need the cold weather. It more or less cleanses the environment, killing off or controlling the populations of all kinds of pests. But it isn't even January yet, and sometimes February is our coldest month.