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2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:26 pm

A month from this weekend we should start seeing actual fall color (not the stressed trees that are already turning colors). Two months from this weekend we should be near peak.

Below is my "arm chair" weatherman data going back to 2007. This is all completely my opinion. As of right now, I think Its going to be a decent/average year for fall colors. July was just above average, and as of today, August is just above average too (76 and 66). I think a cool start to September could make things a little better, but after last year I think a warm wet September could make color not as good.

Average First Color is September 28
Average Peak is October 26
Average End of Fall Color is November 11

Hope you enjoy, I had fun looking in to this!

My unofficial data:
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:27 pm

By the way, I found Fall Colors....... Errrrr, Stressed Trees on 8/13/2016

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:28 pm

Good Intel Brad :thumb: ...

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby nebraska » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:27 pm

Oh my god, summer's not over! Quit rushing it. I'm trying to enjoy my sunburn.

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:04 am

Omaha Cowboy wrote:Good Intel Brad :thumb: ...


Thanks Lou!

nebraska wrote:Oh my god, summer's not over! Quit rushing it. I'm trying to enjoy my sunburn.


Lol, don't worry, I am not wishing summer away. I was just cleaning off my "To-Do List" before I went on vacation. Sent the past 9 days in Washington DC and New York. I wanted as many things done before I left that I could because September is just crazy for me!
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:47 pm

Brad wrote:Average First Color is September 28
Average Peak is October 26
Average End of Fall Color is November 11


Any Color Sightings yet?
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby nebraska » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:34 pm

Okay Brad it's fall. You can post your fall photos now.

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:04 am

Coyote wrote:
Brad wrote:Average First Color is September 28
Average Peak is October 26
Average End of Fall Color is November 11


Any Color Sightings yet?


Wednesday I flew all over town in a Helicopter and didn't really notice much, but then yesterday from the ground it seemed like there was a noticeable difference.

nebraska wrote:Okay Brad it's fall. You can post your fall photos now.


Great thanks! :;):
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:12 pm

Still not too much around town, just random color here and there. Last night I rode the Taco Ride to Mineola, IA and didn't really see any color. Today I went to the AIA conference in Lincoln and saw pockets of color here and there between Lincoln and Omaha. It was nothing big, just little stands of trees here and there that started turning.
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Coyote » Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:39 pm

Loess Hills today:

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:10 pm

Still looks mostly green over there.
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:26 am

Fantastic photo Mark :thumb: ...

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:49 am

The Sumac has really kicked in to high gear the past few days!
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:50 pm

OH NO! :shock:

National Weather Service Omaha wrote:With clear skies, light winds, and cold and dry air, temperatures will plunge into the mid 20s to lower 30s, bringing the first widespread freeze to the area and possibly a killing freeze that would end the growing season in some locations.


Could be a short fall color season if it gets too cold!
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:56 pm

The Ashe trees are looking Great! That area along the creek in Aksarben is really bright yellow and they when you are on dodge, looking SE towards regency, there is a bunch of color in there too!

So far the most color I am seeing is from the Ash, Locust, and Sumca. Few red maples here and there, but not as wide spread as they Ash and Locust.
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby EastCB » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:39 pm

My yard is getting to be a blaze of color now. Paper birch are brilliant yellow, Doublefile viburnum and nannyberry viburnum are deep red and the amur maple are bright red. Ornamental grasses are rust colored. All against red of virginia creeper climbing the trees. My red oak and sugar maple have not turned yet, they are usually the last. I work for Travel Iowa and we are predicting peak color for Southwest Iowa to be October 22nd to the 23rd.

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:27 pm

This morning at the Gene Leahy Mall

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Should be getting good soon.
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:25 am

Great picture. Did they actually clean all the seaweed out of there yet? I can't see any in this picture.

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby nebraska » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:48 am

Ah Brad, I see you also caught the grotesque mutants...
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Coyote » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:14 pm

Brad wrote:The Ashe trees are looking Great! That area along the creek in Aksarben is really bright yellow...


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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:22 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Great picture. Did they actually clean all the seaweed out of there yet? I can't see any in this picture.


Thanks! If you are at the edge looking down, about 8"-10" you see tons of seaweed.
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:46 pm

Went up the the Loess Hills this afternoon and what a beautiful day it was. Lots of color everywhere. I hiked around this evening, found a few nice spots and was hoping to get a nice sunset photo. However the clouds were fairly thick and no real sunset color that would work with the compositions I had selected. All in all, great day!

FYI, they had a hard freeze the other morning and the leaves were falling fast. If you plan on going up there, I would hurry.

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1. Poison Oak on the Loess Soils.
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3. Beautiful fall afternoon in the Loess Hills
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:01 am

So I think the hard freeze hurt the trees in the Loess hills north of Omaha. Last night we went up to Hitchcock and some hillsides over half the trees were bare.

However on the other hand, Omaha looks beautiful right now. There are some hillisdes up by the Mormon bridge that are starting to get some bare spots, but most area looks good. The rest of town looks great, lots of color everyone with only a few trees here and there that are almost bare. One more windy day and we could looks a lot of the ash trees and locust. Some of the reds are really kicking in now as well.
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:14 pm

One from this evening:
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Postby Busguy2010 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:52 am

Where did you take this from? I'm amazed by how much you were able to fit in the photo. I live right in that neighborhood and just living on a daily basis feels absolutely nothing like this photo makes it look. It really highlights the hilliness. And seeing the Cathedral at the top really puts into perspective how much lower I am in elevation than that place. When I travel between the areas it feels like nothing.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:00 am

I really like the photo as well. A whole new perspective.

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:21 pm

Brad wrote:One from this evening:
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Boy did I fall asleep on this thread..

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Brad » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:12 pm

Thanks guys!

Busguy2010 wrote:Where did you take this from?


Standing right on the sidewalk, on the southwest corner of 90th and Dodge (library corner).

Busguy2010 wrote:I'm amazed by how much you were able to fit in the photo. I live right in that neighborhood and just living on a daily basis feels absolutely nothing like this photo makes it look.


Its amazing how much you can compress a scene with a 400mm lens.
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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby MTO » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:52 pm

Took these last Thursday at Hitch |expletive|.

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby Coyote » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:50 pm

Southwest Iowa Loess Hills today:

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Re: 2016 Fall Color Thread

Postby nativeomahan » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:33 pm

Last weekend the colors in Nebraska City were awesome. I suspect peak colors are occurring this week. The Burning Bushes are brilliantly red, and my Norway maple is near peak.


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