The cold weather arrived as forecast this past weekend. Yesterday we only managed a high of 52°. When you added in the wind it felt pretty cold compared to the temperatures we had been seeing here in the NEK. This morning the low was 30.5° here in Island Pond.
I did get a chance to fly the drone earlier and got a few photos of the current fall foliage conditions. I also got a little video footage to sort through in order to put together a video. When I get it uploaded to YouTube I post a link here.
The National Weather Service in Burlington, VT has issued a frost advisory for the Northeast Kingdom for Sunday morning.
...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT SUNDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT SUNDAY.
* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK...THE WEST
SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS...AND NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
* HAZARDS...AREAS OF FROST.
* TEMPERATURES...LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S.
* TIMING...FROST WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY
NIGHT AND ESPECIALLY AROUND SUNRISE SUNDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS...OUTDOOR VEGETATION SENSITIVE TO COLD TEMPERATURES MAY
BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED
The forecast for the next several day is for Monday morning to be even colder. The colder nights coupled with the ever increasing longer nights should help with foliage development over the next week.
Forecast for Island Pond, VT for 9/24/16 – 9/30/16
Here’s a recent image from our live webcam that show the birch leaves starting to turn yellow. You can also see a few birch leaves already on the ground in the image.
A friend of mine that has a drone that lives near Coles Pond in Walden, VT made the video below today of the fall foliage in his area. Keep in mind the elevation of Coles Pond as around 2200 feet. I should have another aerial video showing how the leaves are progressing in the Island Pond area tomorrow.