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Summer Weather Delays Autumn Fall Foliage

Residents of the twin states are no strangers to the beautiful fall colors that emerge this time of year. Often times it may be habit to take them for granted until we see the out of state license plates and busses full of leaf peepers.

Seeing as it is October 6th, fall is getting well underway and the reds, oranges, and yellows are all starting to emerge in the trees. But, the 8.5 million people who are predicted to visit New Hampshire this fall may want to plan their trips later in the season.

The extra warm and dry summer is delaying the vibrant change of colors in the leaves. Now to get scientific for you: the three factors that influence the color are the leaf pigments, length of night, and the weather. Each species of tree changes a different color, providing the multi-colored forests that have become synonymous with autumn.

The fall foliage usually begins to appear in late September and October, and gives both Green Mountain and Granite Staters plenty to rake up off their lawns.

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