Five Incredible Road Trips Perfect for Fall
We asked Andrew Collins, author of the new book ‘Ultimate Road Trips: USA and Canada,’ to reveal his favorite fall road trips. From underrated national parks in Utah to classic leaf peeping in New England, here’s his intel on where to go and what to do. The five best fall road tripsoutsideonline.com
9 things to do for the first fall weekend of the year
ORLANDO, Fla. — Fall is officially here! With fall underway, there is plenty to do this weekend whether you want to laugh, sing or scream in terror. Check out our top 9 things happening in Central Florida:Rocky Horror Picture ShowIvanhoe Park Brewing Company will host an interactive viewing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” hosted by local drag queen Torah Himan. The event is included with daily tickets and select annual passes and includes candy, shows, exclusive characters and more. Ahead of the upcoming sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water” opening on Dec. 16, Disney is re-releasing the original in theaters for a two-week run beginning this weekend.wftv.com
UCF to Rehire Professor Fired for Misconduct in the Classroom After Arbitrator’s Decision — KnightNews.com
Hard on the heels of global protests against police brutality in the Summer of 2020, Negy’s tweets sent shockwaves throughout the nation after he alleged that “[b]lack privilege is real: Besides affirm. [B]ecause we’re never gonna solve these racial inequalities, we’re always going to be fighting with each other if we don’t have these brutalconversations” (per Fox 35 Orlando). Negy’s attorney, Samantha Harris, stated that the “[University] ha[d] violated his First Amendment rights. The treatment of him has just been outrageous and it’s unlawful” (per Fox 35 Orlando). However, [it is] obligated to follow the arbitrator’s ruling.” This all but confirms Negy’s statements on Fox 35 Orlando, meaning that the fired professor could be back as early as this coming Fall, but an official return date hasyet to be announced.knightnews.com
This month's Paris Fashion Week goes totally digital
FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, a model wears a creation for the Valentino fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men's and haute couture fashion shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)PARIS – Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. They were among four brands planning live shows this round. The Milan Fashion Week calendar from Jan. 15-19 is much scaled back from usual, with just 40 brands participating.
Storms, more heat Sunday; Florida fall weather in sight
ORLANDO, Fla. – There is still a lot of heat and humidity to get through for much of the week ahead. Sunday will feature some of that heat and humidity along with another round or two of storms. Downpours will be around through lunch Sunday with the coverage of those showers and storms increasing through the early afternoon. By the early evening, storms move in from the west along the coast. A cold front arrives Friday into Saturday giving Central Florida a clean sweep from the heat and humidity over the past ten days or so.
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.
LIVE RADAR: Storms make their way across the state on track to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain and storm chances are high Sunday, but a lot of that holds off until late in the day. Storm chances sharply increase approaching dinner and through much of the evening. Rain chances increase late Sunday afternoon and linger through late Sunday night. Beach forecast:There is a moderate risk for rip currents SundayThere is a moderate risk for rip currents Sunday. The highest storm chances arrive in the evening from the west.
Blazing hot weekend followed by a blast of fall next week
If you enjoyed the temperatures that got this past week started there’s more where that came from. Before another round of Florida Fall enters the region, the blazing heat remains for the weekend. Morning lows next seven daysHighs from Wednesday through Saturday top out in the low-to mid 80s with much lower humidity. Beach forecast:Beach forecastThe Atlantic is still choppy with a moderate risk for rip currents, but conditions continue to improve after the nasty beach weekend last weekend. No new development is expected in the Atlantic over the next five days.
Florida Fall: When we can expect more cold fronts in Central Florida
On a typical year, fall cold fronts start sliding through the area by mid-October. Last time we had lows in the 60sDuring this time of the year our average temperatures begin to gradually drop. By mid-October, our average highs will run in the mid 80s, with lows in the lower 60s. Before Daylight saving ends, we can expect sunrise around 7:30 a.m. and night fall around 6:45 p.m.With a more dominant La Nina setup now in place, here is what we can expect for fall 2020. Forecast for Fall 2020Another day to look forward to this fall is the end of as daylight saving ends on Nov. 1.
Higher storm chances, turning windy across Central Florida for the weekend
An early-season cold front will approach the area Saturday helping to increase rain and storm chances Saturday and Sunday. By Sunday, afternoon high temperatures top out in the mid-to-upper 80s. Future radarA few showers will be possible early Saturday, but storm chances increase significantly through the latter stages of the afternoon and early evening. Beach forecast:There will be a high rip current threat at the beach this weekendThe rip current threat will be very high through earl;y next week. Breaking waves up to 12′ will be possible starting Sunday.
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.
Tastes like fall: Pumpkin spice, fall menu back at Starbucks today
If it seems a little too soon, you're right. Starbucks released all of its fall faves earlier than ever this year, giving us all the fall feels. Besides the PSL, the new menu options are a pumpkin cream cold brew or salted caramel mocha or frap. Bakery items too, like pumpkin bread or scone and pumpkin cream cheese muffins are also on the fall menu. These are all available starting Tuesday.
As Paris Fashion Week is streamed, critics look to future
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, models wear creations for the Kenzo fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)PARIS The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. No one from the public will be allowed to see the clothes in person at all, in fact, during this on-screen-only version of fashion week that starts Monday. The new digital Paris Fashion Week calendar isn't bad for everyone.
When will it be safe for Florida schools to reopen?
Last night, they hosted a virtual town hall, which Doromal said had 2,110 participants. She said one of the questions they asked was: Do you feel it's safe to reopen schools at full capacity this Fall? I think thats a diverse reflection of our community, and of the teachers, Doromal said. This week, Doromal said they had a bargaining meeting to present some of the concerns they've received to the district. Doromal tells News 6, Everyone wants to go back, but we want to go back when its safe.
Facebook post from Volusia County School District poses more questions than answers
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. The Volusia County School district posted a message on Facebook about the first day of school in the Fall and several concerned parents voiced their opinions in the comments section. The post from Friday evening also does not specify what health measures may be in place at school for students and staff. Albert said there is currently a committee which was organized by the Volusia County School district. As for the new school year once again being done through distant learning, Albert said that option is possible. These options include: going back full time (face-to-face), all virtual learning, or a combination of the two.
From the Extension: Fall color can be found on central Florida plants
While it may not be quite as spectacular, fall color can be found on central Florida plants. Red maple rewards the viewer with fall color and beautiful pink to red new shoots in late winter and early spring. Depending on the species, the leaves display orange, red, or yellow right around the Thanksgiving holiday. Planted at the UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County Office are rows of Natchez crape myrtle that display orange leaves before they fall. We will discuss planting for winter color, cool-season veggies, lawn care and cold protection.dailycommercial.com
Fall foliage 2019: there's a map for that
Danny Murphy/CNN iReport(CNN) - It's finally October, which means one thing: Fall is in full swing. Curious when fall foliage will appear in all its glory in your area? The predictive map pulls historical data and seasonal forecast predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to predict the precise moment peak fall will occur county-by-county across the US. The map is one of the only fall leaf tools that provides accurate predictions for the entire continental US, according to the Smoky Mountains tourism site. The map appears to show that by November 2, every state in the US will see at least a little bit of foliage.
Fall began with 3 bizarre weather events
Michael Maier/CNN iReport(CNN) - Fall officially began on September 23, but clearly Mother Nature had other plans. The first few days of the season haven't felt much like fall at all for many across the United States. Here's a look at three wild weather events that marked the start of season. The city got 9.7 inches of snow on September 28 the highest one-day September snow amount in Great Falls history. History was made in Missoula, where the city broke its September snowfall record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.
162 heat records could be broken across US this week
'Tis the time for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking 90-plus degree weather across the country! 'Tis the time for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking 90-plus degree weather across the country! While some areas have been hotter than a pumpkin spice latte, Montana was buried with record-breaking snow over the weekend. Browning, Montana, got 48 inches of snow and Great Falls, Montana, hit a new one-day September snow record with 9.7 inches. Shifting temperature patterns across the globe fueled several dangerous summer heat waves that broke records in Europe and the US.
A peek at Hollywood's must-see autumn offerings
The summer movie season is fading away. Fall’s most anticipated blockbusters range from the film adaptation of best-selling novel “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, to the Whitey Bulger true-life crime drama “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp. Movie critic Matt Singer joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with his list of must-sees.cbsnews.com