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All Things Autumn

It's that time of the year! You can feel it in the air, the days are turning more crisp, the night - sneaking in earlier. We officially rang in Meteorological Fall on September 1st, and just past the Autumnal Equinox on the 22nd. With the fall season fully underway, here's what you can expect over the next couple months. More clouds. As the atmosphere transitions from the warm to cold season, we tend to see more days with clouds and showers. The cool temps continue to fully entrench the area too. As of today, the average high is 67° and the average low is 50°. And here's what you can expect in October:

Average High (1st) 65° Average Low (1st) 48°
Average High (31st) 54° Average Low (31st) 38°
Average Monthly Rainfall: 2.65" Record Monthly Rain: 7.15" (1877)
Average Monthly Snowfall: 0.3" Record Monthly Snowfall: 6.3" (1989)

Yikes, on that record snow from 1989! BUT, one of the great things about October is the beautiful fall foliage. You might already be seeing a little color, but you can anticipate peak fall color across the state during these weeks, as shown below:

While we still hang on to some mild weather this next month, the minutes of daylight continue to slip away. Days are getting shorter by about three minutes per day. Here's a look at today's sunrise and sunset, and those times on November 6th, which is when Daylight Saving Time ends:

The good is news is that we still have some 70 degree days in the forecast and some sunshine too. It's important to make the most of those days because they are surely numbered! For the rest of you excited to bring out the sweaters and gulp down everything pumpkin flavored, your time of the year is here!

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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