Research has seen leaves changing in Massachusetts three days later than two decades ago. In Vermont, the growing season ended later than the statistical average in seven out of the last 10 years. This may be shocking information, especially if autumn is one of your favorite seasons because of the changing leaves.
The colors associated with fall happen when production of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants that's crucial to photosynthesis, slows down as the days get shorter and the nights grow longer. That exposes leaves' yellow, red and orange pigments that are normally hidden from view.
What is happening is that climate change is affecting precipitation, which in turn plays a factor in color intensity. In addition, a warming world may also delay leaves from turning.
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Blustery showers and strong wind gusts will lead to difficult travel at times this week.
With bathing suit season on the horizon, many are desperate to lose the excess weight they’ve put on during the dark, dreary days of winter.
Beneficial rain will help ease the brush fire danger across Florida at midweek and bring an end to a prolonged stretch of dry weather.
A storm will continue to unleash heavy rain, gusty winds and mountain snow across Northern California into Tuesday.
The risk for severe thunderstorms will ramp up across the Ohio Valley states and lower Great Lakes region to end the week.
Several storm systems will bring rounds of gusty winds and rain to Germany this week.
Heavy snow and gusty winds may unfold as a strong storm system sweeps colder air across the central United States late this week.
Tropical Cyclone Alfred will threaten coastal communities around the Gulf of Carpentaria with flooding downpours through early this week.