Fall Color Update 2017

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9/22  It is 80 degrees out today and the colors are refusing to change because it’s so warm. Yet again all three locations are reporting 10-15% color saturation. 

9/19 In all three locations the weather is amazing, but the color is still lacking. From Sault Ste. Marie to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum color is still sitting at 10-15%. The mornings are cooler, but the days are still reaching in the seventies. 

9/15 Sault Ste. Marie color has slowed with the warm temperatures of the past week. The  Soo Locks Park color change is at about 20% and starting to look stunning, but the rest of the city is still mostly a dull green. Point Iroquois Lighthouse is seeing a lot of reds that are almost ready to fall off the trees, but they experienced the same slowdown with the warm nights. Near the lighthouse and Mission Hill Overlook they are only about 10%. From Tahquamenon Falls State Park to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum they are seeing mostly reds and a few orange leaves starting to pop out like everywhere else the greens are fading. As of today, they are still 10-15% color saturation. 

9/12 Sault Ste. Marie’s green trees are fading to more of a yellow-green with hints of red. Point Iroquois Lighthouse said that the reds are dominating the color change palette, but yellow can be seen also. With the temps warming up this week we will see the fall color change slow a little however, it is starting to look like the waterfront may have an earlier fall than predicted. Tahquamenon Falls State Park to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is still very green reporting only 10-15% color change.

9/8 It’s still very green, but a number of the red Maples have changed almost overnight throughout the region. 

9/5 The color situation is the same.

9/1 It’s early and things are still very green, but we’re starting to see some reds peeking through and some yellows falling on the ground in all locations! This year fall is lining up with our standard prediction that peak color will happen the last week of September and the first week of October.