Rains, warmth threaten autumn colors, but fall won’t be a ‘washout’

September 27, 2018

Fall colors in Minnesota last October; the show might be muted around here this year..

By Staff

The increasingly annoying sequence of downpours and a mild-temperature outlook might constitute the imperfect storm for the annual fall-foliage show around here, an expert says, and the early signs aren’t encouraging.

“Normally by the end of September you start to see some signs of coloration,” said Marc Abrams, a forest ecology professor at Penn State who has been monitoring autumn colors for three decades.

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