It's hard to believe, but it's already October! Fall is arriving late this year thanks to record warm weather. September ended up being the 4th warmest on record, with many, many more days above average (15) compared to below average (4). We hit 90 degrees twice in the month, with 10 days in the 80s. The low for the month was 38 on the morning of the 23rd, but that low was the exception rather than the rule. The average low was 56 degrees, which is 6 degrees warmer than average for September!
The unusually warm weather has delayed the onset of fall foliage in our region. We're about one week behind this year compared to average years. This means peak color in the Adirondacks will emerge this weekend, with peak color in the higher elevations in the middle of October. If the weather continues to remain warm, it won't be until late October until the lower elevations see peak color.