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The calendar’s most fickle month – October
October 12, 2016

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Remember the first two days of October? Brilliantly sunny and warm with fiery-colored leaves on trees. Suddenly a switch got flipped, bringing episodes of rain and a chilly wind that sent leaves skittering to the ground like an angry spirit.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do leaves change colors?
September 27, 2016

Dr.-Universe-with-leavesPULLMAN, Wash. – Ever since I was a kitten, I’ve loved picking up big maple leaves in the fall. I’d take them home, put them under a piece of paper and rub the side of a crayon over the top. It makes a great print of the leaf.

Autumn off to warm start; more dryness expected
September 23, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

pumpkin-shades-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As a record-breaking hot summer in the Pacific Northwest gives way to the first days of the autumnal equinox, it’s still T-shirt and sunglasses weather over much of the region. Stores may be festooned with Halloween decorations, but temperatures in Yakima, Pullman, Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities are expected to hit the low 80s Thursday.

Looking back at autumn: Average season ends with chill
January 6, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

AgWeatherNet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – Autumn weather in Washington typically becomes increasingly active from September to November, but that was not the case in 2013. September kicked off the season with a superstorm, one of the highlights of the fall.

Photos highlight hopes of another week of fall colors
October 25, 2013

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – The weather forecast calls for sunshine – and bright fall colors – to continue through most of next week, though the daytime high temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s rather than the 60s.

Fall takes last fling, offers spectacular color
November 15, 2010

PULLMAN – Winter tempertatures and darker days are creeping in, but nature has  allowed fall a last spectacular fling, as trees and bushes across the WSU Pullman campus display a brilliant palette of colors.

 

Scientifically, the shorter daytime hours and cooler temperatures create a complex chemical reaction in leaves and plants, causing the quiet green colors of summer foliage to transformed into reds, oranges, golds and browns before the leaves fall off the trees.

 

Here is a Soundslides file providing a few glimpses of fall colors on the WSU Pullman campus over the past two weeks, courtesy … » More …

A collection of fall campus photos
October 8, 2007

Evidence of fall’s arrival was visible all throughout the WSU Pullman campus Monday as trees and bushes continue their transformation into brilliant autumn colors.

 

The following is a collection of photos documenting the changing hues.  

 

 

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