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Re: September 2020
« Reply #180 on: September 21, 2020, 08:56:11 AM »
While pretty much everything in the world has been a mess in 2020 we've been blessed with a beautiful spring, a mild summer, and, hopefully, a proper fall season to enjoy. While not particularly exciting weather, we've had plenty of beautiful days to spend outside. I'm looking forward to watching football on the patio in the next few weeks with food off the grill and a fire in the fire pit.

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #181 on: September 21, 2020, 09:09:36 AM »
While pretty much everything in the world has been a mess in 2020 we've been blessed with a beautiful spring, a mild summer, and, hopefully, a proper fall season to enjoy. While not particularly exciting weather, we've had plenty of beautiful days to spend outside. I'm looking forward to watching football on the patio in the next few weeks with food off the grill and a fire in the fire pit.

100% agreed!  Makes you stop and remember what is really important in life.

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #182 on: September 21, 2020, 09:28:49 AM »
I'm hopeful with more proper fall weather, without a nasty dry spell and late season heat... we could actually have a good shot at some nice color in foliage this year. Seems like it's been a while since we've seen vibrant colors rather than leaves shriveling up and dropping.

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #183 on: September 21, 2020, 09:48:34 AM »
My understanding that these cool nights and warm sunny days are ideal for fall foliage. Need this trend to be our friend, and not a tempo blip. Teleconnections are friendly for at least a couple weeks.

Been a little dry back third of summer. However, the back half is less important than the front half. Also from now forward leaves are starting to go to sleep anyway. All we need is the temps.

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #184 on: September 21, 2020, 10:07:53 AM »
I'm hopeful with more proper fall weather, without a nasty dry spell and late season heat... we could actually have a good shot at some nice color in foliage this year. Seems like it's been a while since we've seen vibrant colors rather than leaves shriveling up and dropping.

I wouldn't mind seeing another extended fall foliage season like last year. I was snapping leaf pictures well into November. (Here on the plateau, the peak of the fall colors is usually over a few days before Halloween.)

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #185 on: September 21, 2020, 10:32:32 AM »
Here in the basin, it was so warm and dry last year during early fall that color was delayed until the drought stressed a lot of trees to simply shrivel and drop their leaves without much of any color. For everything else that still had leaves, a drastic change and hard freeze in early November zapped the remaining foliage since it didn't have a chance to harden off and transition into winter dormancy at a healthier pace. Short- it was one of the lousiest fall foliage seasons I could remember around Nashville. I had to let our crape myrtle regrow stems/new trunks from the roots this year since that 1-2 punch last fall killed the existing trunks.
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Re: September 2020
« Reply #186 on: September 21, 2020, 02:28:32 PM »
Here in the basin, it was so warm and dry last year during early fall that color was delayed until the drought stressed a lot of trees to simply shrivel and drop their leaves without much of any color. For everything else that still had leaves, a drastic change and hard freeze in early November zapped the remaining foliage since it didn't have a chance to harden off and transition into winter dormancy at a healthier pace. Short- it was one of the lousiest fall foliage seasons I could remember around Nashville. I had to let our crape myrtle regrow stems/new trunks from the roots this year since that 1-2 punch last fall killed the existing trunks.
Iím headed to Maine next week. They have colors we donít have in Tennessee. Itís almost hard to describe. Itís been a couple years since we have had decent colors. With no prolonged heat and adequate rain we should fair nicely.

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #187 on: September 21, 2020, 02:37:28 PM »
Iím headed to Maine next week. They have colors we donít have in Tennessee. Itís almost hard to describe. Itís been a couple years since we have had decent colors. With no prolonged heat and adequate rain we should fair nicely.

haven't had good fall color in years this could finally be the year

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #188 on: September 21, 2020, 05:38:12 PM »
2017 was pretty decent.  2018 would have been good if we didn't go straight to winter.  Fall droughts hurt 2016 and 2019, but I think we should have a 2017 like performance with fall colors as long as we don't get too cold too quick.

Thankfully I think this year is more of a step down to cooler weather instead of just going from 98F to the 40s and 50s just because. 

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #189 on: September 21, 2020, 07:21:01 PM »
My new weather station registered 45 this morning.  Seems a little low to me. It was definitely chilly. I left all the windows open and it was 56 in the bedroom.
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Re: September 2020
« Reply #190 on: September 21, 2020, 07:27:42 PM »
haven't had good fall color in years this could finally be the year

We experienced vibrant colors in Knox County in 2017, thanks to a wet September and moderate temperatures. Other than that, we've struck out most years.
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Re: September 2020
« Reply #191 on: September 22, 2020, 10:45:36 AM »
We experienced vibrant colors in Knox County in 2017, thanks to a wet September and moderate temperatures. Other than that, we've struck out most years.

I think this year could be great had good rains and decently normal temps....I think the natchez trace could be beautiful this year

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #192 on: September 23, 2020, 08:22:53 AM »
Looks somewhat wet for the next few days- I guess remnants of Beta.

This is the save money time of year... turned off A/C, so now we suspended all climate control. Hopefully we can get by without heat for a while yet.
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Re: September 2020
« Reply #193 on: September 23, 2020, 09:57:47 AM »
Anybody know how the Fall colors are looking near the Smokey's? My family is heading that way in early October and hope to see some beautiful Fall foliage. We've always gone to the Smokey's in April/May so hoping for a good experience.

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Re: September 2020
« Reply #194 on: September 23, 2020, 10:34:54 AM »
Anybody know how the Fall colors are looking near the Smokey's? My family is heading that way in early October and hope to see some beautiful Fall foliage. We've always gone to the Smokey's in April/May so hoping for a good experience.

Should be able to see a little color at the higher elevations

 

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