Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finally Some Rain and Fall Color

It's been several weeks since we've had some appreciable rain. The cutoff low that has been meandering it's way around the Ark-La-Tex has finally been kicked north bringing with it rain and thundershowers. Although 1-2 inches were forecast for the area, only 0.50" have fallen. Still that's better than nothing.
The upcoming week looks to be rather mild and humid with night time lows in the low to mid 60's. That's pretty warm for this time of year considering the longer nights.
The fall color is steadily moving farther south. You can actually see a bit of color in the trees now, but it is patchy. I see a lot of burning bushes that are turning as well as some sugar maples. I'm sure in the next couple of weeks we'll begin to see more and more color. We just need to get those morning temperatures back into the 40's. Last year, I blogged on October 17 that the color was hitting it's peak. I'm thinking we'll probably hit the peak at about the same time this year.

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