29. A beautiful weekend, and the leaves of the trees are reaching peak coloration!!!
Saturday and Sunday were clear and sunny days thanks to a high pressure system that brought some warmth to the first day of Fall. The picture (left) is of Long Lake on the Washburn District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, taken Saturday.
Fall arrived on Sunday at 4:41 am CDT, this date is also one of the two yearly equinoxes, when the daylight roughly equals nighttime.
Temps: 46.5 / 70.9 Dewpoints : between 41 and 51 Barometer: rising to 30.05 "Hg Windgust: 14 mph WNW at 11:55
Temps: 49.4 / 78.8 Dewpoints: rising & plateauing at 60 Barometer: slowly falling from 30.08 to 29.90 "Hg Windgust: 13 mph WSW at 13:35
These two pictures (left) are from one of my favorite spots - St Peters Dome in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest south of Ashland. On the left are just some of the people that hiked up there while we were there, it's about a 60 minute hike (+/- 15 min).
The two pictures (right) are the south shore of Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior at one of the parks in Ashland. Peak colors are starting to be reached across Wisconsin.
The two counties reporting "near peak" are Price (on the left) and Forest (on the right). This map is the most current from the Fall Color Report on TravelWisconsin.com