‘Is this Phoenix?’

Fog near downtown.

Fog near downtown.

Our Super Bowl visitors from Seattle must have felt quite at home this morning.  A dense fog hovered.  Visibility was about 100 yards.  Flights into and out of Sky Harbor Airport were delayed.  A rare occasion in this part of the desert.

Nebra said to some passers-by on the sidewalk:  “Is this Phoenix?’

The couple laughed.  One said the obvious.  It is more like Seattle.

This neck of the woods is one of the least likeliest places you’ll run into a fog.  Our usually sunny city averages only seven foggy days a year, according to a website I read.  Among major cities, only Las Vegas has less, with five.  No other city listed was close.  Unless you call 46 at Salt Lake City close.

Usually you can see downtown highrises from here.

Usually you can see downtown highrises from here.

As for Seattle, it barely made the Top 10 for foggiest.

The top five:  New Orleans (200 days), Raleigh (198), Jacksonville (198), Houston (194), Richmond (185).  Even Pittsburgh (183) had more fog than Seattle (165).

But look at this way.  The fogginess could be a harbinger for a Seattle Seahawks victory in SB 49 later this afternoon.  Go Seahawks!  Poo on the Patriots.

 

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