Just as the days are getting shorter and it seems the temperatures are cooler, thoughts turn to sweaters, falling leaves, and pumpkins (or all things pumpkin spice, ha)…and then it’s hot again!! Fall weather is unpredictable for now but will soon be here to stay.
The official first day of autumn is Monday, September 23rd this year according to this post from the Farmer’s Almanac.
The “Weather Dude” also has some interesting facts about autumn along with a song and links to the other seasons:
Of course, we have these books and many more for you to check out about the fall weather!
Fall by Harriet Brundle- E 508.2 BRU
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak- E PAK
Weather in Fall by Jenna Lee Gleisner- E 508.2GLE
If you’re thinking of taking a drive or traveling to see the fall colors, this interactive map will give you a time frame for leaf changes :
For a quick refresher on why the seasons change, this video provides an easy explanation:
Even though we are looking forward to crisp autumn days with bonfire nights, this is also the time to think about spring! Fall is the time to plant tulip, daffodil, and other spring bulbs so you will be able to enjoy them after the bleak days of winter.
The Will County Forest Preserve has several upcoming events to enjoy the outdoors in the changing season. You can find a program or hike the trails to learn about nature.
Whether you call it fall or autumn, we hope you find some useful information to enjoy the upcoming season!