Early fall foliage report
by Butch Lombardi.
Many maples are showing signs of turning. Crowns and outer edges of many maples are fading to light green with some isolated trees showing moderate color and some have portions that are peak (not unusual but from what I’ve seen this happens a little later than this).
Poplar (alden?) are definitely turning. Leaves are fading to a lighter green and you can see where they will go yellow.
Jeff Foliage’s thoughts on this
Do not Panic! this is still normal!
Keep in mind that we’re talking, close to the Canadian border but I’m guessing from Butch’s description that he’s seeing 1-5% color which is normal and it shouldn’t start to really progress southward until the night time temps drop closer to the 40s or upper 30s.
But this does seem to be slightly early, by maybe a week. We’ll see what happens over the next week with the weather.
AND speaking of the weather!!!
Tropical Storm Issac one year after Irene!
I follow Southern New England Weather on Facebookand he is watching TS Issac. The scary thing is that this storm is only off of Irene by one day. I want everyone to keep thinking about how much Texas and Oklahoma need the rain from Issac.
I’ll keep watching it and together we’ll see where it goes (west… west…. west…) 🙂
As of 23 August the storm is heading over Florida or slightly west of it!
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