Archive for October 2016

World Series Weather --- Cleveland!

World Series Weather --- Cleveland!
Sunday  was the last home game  at Wrigley field this year, but baseball wasn’t over yet. For  Game 5  of the World Series, all the greats were there–Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg came to add their magic. But these are new kids, playing the game old school. Even with temps in the 40’s and the cold wind blowing... Read more »

World Series Weather

World Series Weather
World Series Weather–what a thrill to write these words!  This  year, the World Series is in Cleveland and  Chicago–and midwest weather is part of the story. Game 2 was in Cleveland on Wednesday night. It  was a chilly, rainy day in Chicago. That same storm was heading for Cleveland, too. The game was re-scheduled to start... Read more »

Is climate change changing fall?

Is climate change changing fall?
Greetings again from October country, where the leaves are starting to change color on the trees. The timing  of peak color  varies from year to year, but the average for  Chicago area is mid to late October. What makes vibrant fall  leaf color?  Warm sunny days and crisp, cool nights. You can read more about the... Read more »
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October Country

October Country
Welcome to October country, where the spider webs shimmer under the porch lights, and voices  carry in the dusk. It is blue sky so clear you can almost see through it. It is colored  leaves against a gray sky. It is rising plumes of the autumn grasses. It is round orange pumpkins. It is old... Read more »