A week into Fall in Sandy UT
Seven days of excessive warmth, and one might expect to see a delay in autumnal signs. Nature appears to be running to a clock rather than a weather map.
The mountains of the Wasatch Front (remember from earlier instruction: the big mountains are to the east) are tinged with red. A landscape artist might resort to a pencil for rendition of the red, and in a few places a fine brush ~ but the changes are there. Soon it will be worth the glory of a trip up the canyons (this weekend is probably ideal) to observe the brilliance of the autumn colors in rugged settings.
Meanwhile in Historic Sandy neighborhood of Sandy UT our grapes are ripening apace. They usually arrive after the first frosts but this time have ripened well in sustained warmth. Concords and Thompsons are ready for the table in quantity.
By this time last year we had had out first snow in the valley. Today's temperature, rather warm, still allows short sleeves and shorts. While trees are changing, there is little evidence yet of leaves falling. Nights are definitely cooler.
The weather map for the US has us here in Sandy UT basking in perfect weather.