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I took this picture of the neighbor's sycamore tree because I thought that was Indiana's state tree. Come to find out that the tulip tree is the state tree not the sycamore. The sycamore is on the state seal though. Regardless, here is how muted the colors are here...

 

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3 hours ago, bowtie` said:

I took this picture of the neighbor's sycamore tree because I thought that was Indiana's state tree. Come to find out that the tulip tree is the state tree not the sycamore. The sycamore is on the state seal though. Regardless, here is how muted the colors are here...

 

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I've got a huge sugar maple in my yard and that thing is just fabulous every fall with flaming red and bright fire orange (I also tap it for syrup).  This is the first year in the 7 years I've been here that its not stood out.  Still nice but definitely not up to it's normal grandeur.  I've noticed also  that the oaks and sycamores around here aren't performing at all.  Even the redbuds and tulips are going straight to brown.   There are patches of maples, especially up around the Wabash river valley that are putting on a show.  But for the most part  this fall isnt up to Bob Ross's standards :arrowhead:

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3 hours ago, bowtie` said:

I took this picture of the neighbor's sycamore tree because I thought that was Indiana's state tree. Come to find out that the tulip tree is the state tree not the sycamore. The sycamore is on the state seal though. Regardless, here is how muted the colors are here...

 

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Wow, that Sycamore has pretty nice color.  Around here they usually look more like how the lower portion of the above tree looks, before dropping.  

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1 hour ago, Jackstraw said:

I've got a huge sugar maple in my yard and that thing is just fabulous every fall with flaming red and bright fire orange (I also tap it for syrup).  This is the first year in the 7 years I've been here that its not stood out.  Still nice but definitely not up to it's normal grandeur.  I've noticed also  that the oaks and sycamores around here aren't performing at all.  Even the redbuds and tulips are going straight to brown.   There are patches of maples, especially up around the Wabash river valley that are putting on a show.  But for the most part  this fall isnt up to Bob Ross's standards :arrowhead:

My neighbor had a "Fall Fiesta" sugar maple planted in her front yard this year.  It has been a nice orange with some yellow and red.  It should be spectacular when it gains some size.  She has a large red maple in her backyard that turns red.

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October @ MLI  was pretty close to a very rare occurrence for around these parts.  That would be to hit 90 and receive an inch of snow in the same calendar month.  MLI hit 88 on Oct 1st, and recorded 1.1" of snow between the 28-29th.  I think the heat index on the 1st was in the low-mid 90s, so I guess there's that lol. 

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I wonder how many times Cedar Rapids has received two 2+" snow events in October(or even two 1" events).  From 2007-2018 (the duration of my personal records) I only recorded measurable snow in October one time, and that was only 0.2".

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9 hours ago, cyclone77 said:

Very nice!

Thanks! The colors are so nice this year. We usually have pretty vibrant autumns, but last year was a bit dull. This year did not disappoint but fall is always SO short! At least in terms of natures amazing color display.  That's why going out Sunday with an absolute must for me. It was actually a very cloudy day but it cleared around 4p.m. and there is nothing like the late day light of autumn when colors are at their peak.

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With 0.13" precipitation through 11 am CDT, Chicago's total precipitation for 2019 has reached 45.94". That ranks 2019 as the 6th wettest year on record, just ahead of 1954 when 45.92" precipitation was measured.

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Louisville started October with record heat in the upper 90's and a severe drought and is finishing the month with snowflakes flying after several drought busting heavy rain events.

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October 2019 finished as the 2nd snowiest October on record for Chicago, with 4.6" of snow...only behind October 1989 with 6.3".

Top 10 Snowiest Octobers:
1. 6.3" - 1989
2. 4.6" - 2019
3. 4.4" - 1967
4. 3.0" - 1952
5. 2.2" - 1906
6. 1.9" - 1957
6. 1.9" - 1913
8. 1.3" - 1917
9. 1.2" - 1925
10. 0.8" - 1972

October 2019 ended up the 8th wettest October on record for Chicago, with 6.76" of precip.

Top 10 Wettest Octobers:
1. 12.06" - 1954
2. 8.70" - 2017
3. 8.54" - 2001
4. 8.44" - 1941
5. 7.36" - 1991
6. 7.36" - 1883
7. 6.89" - 1881
8. 6.76" - 2019
9. 6.51" - 1887
10. 6.41" - 1919

Stats from the recent snowstorm that were posted in the thread...

Chicago/O'Hare received 1.2" of snow on October 30th, which broke the record snow amount for the date of 0.7", which was set in 1923.

Chicago/O'Hare received 3.4" of snow on October 31st (Halloween), which broke the record snow amount for the date of 0.1", which was set in 2014.

The 3.4" of snow on October 31st made it the 2nd largest October calendar day snowfall in Chicago...only behind 3.8" on 10/19/1989.

Chicago/O'Hare received 2.18" of rain on October 26th, which broke the record precip amount for the date of 1.60", which was set in 2016.

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