Thanks Teri! Tyton is cute and reminds me of my dog BJ. The good news is we can let our dogs out again without all the drama. It is obvious our best friends think they are humans. What would we do without them. It is perfect weather for walking the dog and even dancing!
It is a beautiful day! It is so nice I think I will go dance....literally. I have dance lessons for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Dancing with the Stars that takes place this Friday. It has certainly been a humbling experience and a lot of fun! This is weather that makes you want to do the rumba!! Before I go I wanted to go over things I am working on for tonight's newscast:
1) Another summer pattern this weekend
2) Our autumn foliage is in trouble with this warm pattern (see below)
3) Frost looking more likely late next week and weekend
4) Snow may fly in Indiana by Halloween (a treat for snow-lovers)
Here is a great picture sent in by Richard Beedle in Warren County at Big Pine Creek. The Sassafrass and sugar maples are lighting up! I am concerned this year about more of a muted color to the trees because while we have had some clear, crisp, and calm nights we are running way behind on our first widespread frost which is a week late and counting. It is the crisp, frosty night and sunny, mild days that allow the trees leaves to hold the sugars better. In the summer to winter pattern we are in it takes its toll on the more stunning colors that can come out this time of year. This does not mean it will be a total wash this season as you see above and that is the good news. Here is a link below to check out more great fall color around the state of Indiana that includes a Lafayette Municipal Golf Course viewand four other sites around the state!
This will be a good site to go to for a reminder that it is indeed autumn. I bought a huge rake last weekend, but it looks like my trees are not even close to dropping any leaves. Whatever happened to our peak foliage coming during the second and third weeks of October. At least we can count on the Covered Bridge Festival at about the same time every year. Here is a link to one of Indiana's great autumn events.
The covered bridge capital of the world is worth checking out no matter how strange our weather is acting or what the leaves are doing. This leaves me with one of my favorite weather proverbs dealing with fall foliage.
THE LONGER THE LEAVES HOLD THEIR LEAVES.....THE STRONGER THE WINTER AND THE MORE SNOW AND COLD!
This saying may hold some water or should I say snow based on new information coming in to our weather team. We will make our final winter call by Halloween.....preliminary call for snowfall in Lafayette is 20 inches or slightly below average and temperatures milder than average at least for most of January into early February. December could be a bear and don't over look late October and parts of November. I will have more on this here on the blog tomorrow. I better get dancing. Have a great evening and thanks as always for all your support.