The astronomical end of summer was Sept. 22. Soybean fields have turned yellow and maple trees are starting to show their fall colors. After several weeks of warm summer September weather, it’s finally cooling down a bit.
Dan Wilcox, outdoor columnist
, September 25, 2009
Is global climate change affecting us here? A persistent North American jet stream pattern has given us an abnormal pattern of very dry conditions and unusually cool temperatures this summer. Rainfall has been less than 50 percent of normal in the northern half of the state.
After the recent hot and muggy spell, the cool dry northwest wind and clear blue sky last Sunday were a treat. I mowed our trails along the planted prairie on the hill. It was so pretty I had to walk back up there, look around and take some pictures.
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