Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is awesome!

From the bright green of the white birch in early spring, to the greens of summer, to the brilliant colors of the sugar maple in fall we are moving quickly through this year. Next on the list is the blue spruce covered in a white dusting. (That would be winter if you haven't caught on)

Fall Foliage Update: As of today the leaves in the northwest corner of the state are around 25%-35% changed. With even more in some isolated areas that are nearing 75% change. All this rain will help to slow the quickly changing foliage with an estimated peak around Oct 10th-15th. Leaf drop will mostly likely be completed before Halloween just like it was last year.

(Yes, I took this while driving...)

As much as I am just waiting for snow, I see nothing in the near future or extended future that would signal an early season snowfall. It's going to be very difficult to beat last years early snow event on October 15, 16, and 17. I can assure you that as the weather get more interesting I will be posting more and more blogs, and sometimes even several times a day...

Till then Hasta Luego!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall colors extremely early this year

Look what lack of rain does. Picture was taken in Byram NJ on September 16th 2010.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall is in the air. Finally...

This summer was a hot one for sure. In my area where Warren, Sussex, and Morris counties come together we broke 90 on a grand total of 4 days. Those days being:

**Netcong-Hopatcong-Mount Olive**
July 4- 91.7
July 5- 92.7
July 6- 97.1 (All time record is 98)
July 7- 95.0

While my area may have only busted the 90 mark 4 times the entire year NYC did it 37 times! But those days have come to an end. In fact northwest Jersey will struggle to even see 80+ temperatures until next spring for places above 500 feet in elevation. It's all down hill from here folks, which is good if your a snow lover like me.

I also want to point out that the leaves are off to a very quick start this season, and without rain will mostly likely peak around the 15th-20th of October. But unfortunately dry summers lead to a dull fall, lacking in bright colors. That shouldn't matter anyway, because winter is still lurking around the corner.