I remember lots of Halloweens, because I was the one who took my son trick or treating. One time, we had 12 inches of wet snow. Other times, it was cold and blustery. The leaves would be almost gone from the trees, stuffed into bags that looked like Halloween pumpkins.
Not this year.
They just don't make falls the way they used to.
This is what my part of upstate New York looked like yesterday when I got out of work.
Fall was definitely here, with trees glowing in the setting sun, like this beautiful specimen.
But a number of (you can see one in the background of the picture above) trees hadn't started to turn yet. And the leaves should have dropped by now.
The temperature yesterday got up to 47F (8.3C), which actually made Binghamton one of the coolest spots in the United States. Some cities were up in the 80's, the temperatures of summer. Normally, we would have been happy. Now, we were just envious of (it seemed) everyone else.
Today, after a frosty start, it will be even warmer. What's going on, and what does this mean for our coming winter?
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