Central Virginia PDC Hazard Mitigation Planning - Fog



The American Meteorological Society Glossary defines fog as water droplets suspended in the atmosphere in the vicinity of the earth's surface that affects visibility. This occurs when air is cooled to its dew point or the amount of moisture in the air increases. Fog obstructs visibility depending on how densely packed the water vapor is within the cloud. Fog is often accompanied by light rain or light snowfall.

Location and Extent

It is known that the CVPDC area, especially the City of Lynchburg, Bedford County, and Amherst County experience fog fairly frequently.


Historical dense fog observation data are currently unavailable for the CVPDC.

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