The August Fogs are coming


The August fogs are coming.

Hopefully, we will have fog tomorrow and the next day and so on for the entire month. I mean we all like snow right?

Weatherlore shares that for each foggy morning we have in August equals one snow in the winter, and the mountain tradition is to place a bean in a jar for each foggy morning to keep count.

Last season, we finished with 22 foggy mornings in August. That was up from 18 in 2017 and 21 in 2016. The more the better.

I’m sure we will go in more in-depth on what all this fog talk means once the calendar officially turns to August so be sure to keep checking back. As usual, we will also be keeping an updated count throughout the month.

August seems to put me in the fall mindset – football is getting cranked up, schools are starting back, and the mornings even seem a little cooler– even if it still a part of summer. In fact, there are still a ton of summer activities going on all across our mountain resorts over the next month or so.

August 1 also seems to be the start of our “unofficial” preseason here at Ski Southeast as we shake off some of the cobwebs and get the machine cranking for the upcoming season. There are some really cool things in motion behind the scenes that I am sure Mike, Kenny and myself will be sharing with you here shortly.

This is going to be an awesome year.

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Matt is a lifelong resident of the High Country - where he still resides with his wife and son in Roan Mountain, TN. After graduating from East Tennessee State University in 2010 and prior to joining the Appnet family in 2013, he worked for four years as the sports information director at a local Christian college. Matt also has worked for a variety of local newspapers as a sports writer and photographer - something that he still does in the evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and photography, Matt enjoys all types of sports, cooking and traveling.