Fall Foliage Expected to Change Sooner this Year


By Rochelle Dean


Experts say a dryer than expected summer could create an earlier appearance of fall foliage.

Clemson University Professor, Victor Shelburne says the most vibrant colors come after a dry summer is followed by cool autumn nights.

So far, Forest Ecologists believe this year colors will be more brilliant around Mid-October and the beginning of November. Too much cold weather too soon could cause leaves to fall before they fully turn colors.
Still, Analysts say they think we've had enough rain and mild enough temperatures where the fall change should keep that from happening.

Source: Associated Press
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