Well it's here, the peak time for the fall foliage. The reds, oranges, and yellows aren't going to get any better this year as many of the trees that will turn colors are doing so right now. The mild fall so far has really helped bring out the colors as an early frost or freeze would dampen the prettiest time of year. The only thing that has held many areas back from an epic fall color display were the dry couple of months from July to September. Every wonder what trees give off each color? Well a quick cheat sheet can be found below courtesy of EarthGauge.
Here is where the current fall foliage stands across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Ever wondered if you can see the colors change from space? Well, you can. Here are some images showing the change of color from early September to early October across 2 parts of the Upper Midwest. The first two images are the changes in the Arrowhead of Minnesota and the second 2 images are the changes in central and northern Wisconsin. These images are courtesy of NASA and the Weather Channel.