The combination of light winds, abundant moisture in the low levels of the atmosphere, and wet ground, has caused the formation of locally dense fog across portions of the Capital Region early Friday morning. A dense fog advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service at Albany, NY, for the entire area, through 10 AM Friday morning.
Fog has reduced visibility to between a quarter to three quarters of a mile across a great portion of the region this morning. As of 5 AM EDT, the following locations were reporting lowered visibility due to fog.
- Albany, NY (one quarter mile visibility)
- Glens Falls, NY (three quarter mile visibility)
- Newburgh, NY (one quarter mile visibility)
- Monticello, NY (one quarter mile visibility)
- Saranac Lake, NY (one quarter mile visibility)
The morning commute will be a bit on the tricky side this morning across portions of the area. The following are some dense fog driving tips…
- Slow down and allow for some extra time to reach your destination.
- Use low beam lights in areas of dense fog. High beam lights will be reflected back off of the water droplets associated with the fog, and may further cause disorientation.
- Leave extra distance between your automobile and other automobiles.
The fog is forecast to lift by mid morning, yielding to brightening skies.