Forecasting Change: Summer extending into fall
ORLANDO, Fla. – Here we are in the second week of October and our daytime highs are above normal again. 50% of those cities have extended the 90s up to a week longer. Last 90 degree dayIt’s not just Orlando. Miami has extended its summer heat even more. Last 90 degree dayAs we continue to warm, the impacts of longer summer temperatures mean a longer growing season, more pest - think mosquitos and ticks - and increased need for power to keep you cool and water to keep you hydrated.
Drought conditions affecting fall foliage this year
Is it the cooler weather, the pumpkin scent or a lush landscape covered in the fall color pallet of orange, reds and yellows? Why are we seeing fall colors earlier this year? Through October 12thWhen can we expect the fall colors to peak this season? So, the big question is, what is the perfect time to experience Mother Nature’s fall painting across the country? Check out the predicted peak fall colors map below.
Forecasting Change: Autumn getting a later start
The average fall temperature has been on an up and down slow rise in the last 50 years. This chart shows the average fall temperatures for Orlando. In August, we hit 95 or higher three times. But since Sept. 1, the Orlando area hit 95 or higher four times and everyday has been above normal temperatures. In the last 50 years we have added two more days per year of days of 95 degrees or higher temperatures.