||My first Black Scoter of the season
in Brown Co, Point Sauble (Nick Walton).
Unseasonably warm weather returns for one day. Green Bay's high
temperature was 72° F. The record high for today is 77
and the average high is 51.
||Many leaves have turned brown or fallen,
but there are still some interesting leaves in the Green Bay area,
including the yellow leaves of the Carya ovata (shagbark
hickory) and the reddish leaves of Cornus racemosa (gray
dogwood) shown in this photo.
||Green Bay received 1.25 inches of rain,
our greatest single-day precipitation since June 16.
fog in the morning, UW-Green Bay.
||Wisconsin DNR reports that water levels
are very low in the major Rivers. Fall leaf color is expected
to be good in southern Wisconsin this week, although several windy
days (Oct 16-18) have blown some of the leaves off the trees.
||Several tree species are still in bright
fall color while the trembling aspen in the foreground has already
lost many of its leaves. In the background many of the oaks are still
green. Baird Creek Park, Brown County, WI.
||The high temperature for the day was 41 °F
in Green Bay and the daily average temperature was 40 F--our coldest
day of the season to date.
||Today's high temperature of 49° F in
Green bay is the lowest high temperature of the season to date.
||Some Rhus typhina (staghorn
sumac) leaves are still brightly colored, but some individuals
have lost most of their leaves, UWGB.
maples at about peak of Fall color, northern Marinette County.
colors at Navarino Wildlife Area in Shawano County. Water
levels are very low in local wetlands.
||Crabapples normally flower in Spring,
but a few are now flowering again near the Phoenix Sports Center,
UWGB (Vicki Medland).
||Green Bay's low temperature of 26°
F in Green Bay this morning is the lowest of the season to date.
The ground is snow-covered and snow continues to fall, Vilas
County (Kathy Groves).
Green Bay is still snow-free, but we are promised a hard freeze
tonight with temperatures well down into the 20's. This morning's
low temperature was 29° F.
||There is some good fall color now in Brown
County, but some species are still completely green, including Acer
saccharinum (silver maple), Acer platinoides (Norway
maple), Ulmus americana (American elm) and all the
Quercus spp (oaks).
The drought continues in Brown County. UWGB's prairie
pond is nearly dry. Leaf
color is less striking than in most years. On the Cofrin Arboretum
only staghorn sumac and
Virginia creeper are particularly
bright so far. The leaves of Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green
ash), have turned brown and fallen with very little of the usual
yellow fall leaf color.