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Mon August 18, 2014
Early fall colors might suggest an early autumn in Michigan
Early bursts of autumn color have been seen across Michigan. Are the leaves trying to tell us something?
MLive and farmerweather.com meteorologist Mark Torregrossa said what we are really seeing is the stress in trees. Torregrossa spoke with some experts about it. Though dryness can cause early autumn colors, experts say the wetness we’ve experienced can cause stress in trees.
“Basically, what I’m hearing from the tree experts is that the early color we are seeing is the stress caused from a drought a couple of years ago, the heavy flooding we’ve had, and maybe even the cold snowy winters,” Torregrossa said.
Torregrossa said, as he looks at weather patterns, he is seeing an early autumn and winter.
He added that the progression of El Nino will have a big implication for what's to come for our winter, but we still have to wait about a month or two.
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