Pics taken tonight looking west over Lake Michigan. 85 here in SW MI yesterday and still warm today but that low line of clouds on the horizon is a cold front that will push summer out of here by morning.
Here in Florida we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of that same front on Sunday - it will drop our temps to around 80 with lows in the 60s for the first time since May. I can’t wait to turn off the AC and open the hatches in my boat!
I don’t like the fact that it is getting dark earlier though.
It’s time to open the windows here but the pollen is ferocious.
fog (light) on the river this morning.
First bit of fog since last April (checking log).
Around here (Jacksonville), it’s usually a non-summer, uncommon event.
The locals up here have been complaining about the heat even with highs in the low/mid 80’s and lows around 60. We had some lovely Fall weather about a month ago and water temps in local rivers dropped like a rock but just as I was about to post something like “check your water temps” summer came back and water temps popped back up into the mid-70’s. But with nighttime lows in the 40’s now it’s time for me to repack my dry bags, add a couple neoprene items to my day pack, and switch to using canoes with more rocker that won’t catch leaves on the bow.
Happy Fall to all!
For a brief moment, wondered if that was poison ivy!?! PTSD from a terrible bout with poison ivy rash, before learning to recognize poison ivy’s slightly different iterations.
Do love that reddish fall color.
Nothing here. Beginning to look like they will just curl up and fall.
Here in Northern Nevada, we’ve already had some snowfall up in the Sierra and 52°F for a high on a couple of days. Fall has been in the air since Early September.
Definitely pretty big on Grand Traverse Bay Saturday afternoon. NNW winds 15 - 20 knots gusting to 30. Air temps in the mid-40s. Be a wild downwind run for those with the skills. Launch was protected where I was standing at Rex Beach.
Well above my skill set.
Here in the northeast we have had a relatively cool, wet summer. The foliage is turning a little later than usual, but cool short days mean summer is over. I actually love fall paddling. No bugs, days are nice and the water takes a while to cool down. Perfect time of year.
I love Fall paddling too. We’re getting lake-effect rain almost very day since the cold fronts that pushed summer out are blowing across a nice warm (65F) Lake Michigan.