Maine Foliage Report September 18
The 1st day of fall is this Monday, September 23rd, and already leaves are starting to turn color as Mother Nature works her magic. According to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, there is spotty color change in the forest. Northern Maine is reporting less than 30-percent color change with very low, less than 10-percent, leaf drop.
According to Gail Ross,Maine's Fall Foliage spokesperson, "We've been on a roller-coaster ride in regard to the weather. Maine has experienced summer-like conditions in early to mid-September. Not to worry, though. As the days grow shorter, and the nights grow longer and cooler, which they will, Mother Nature will take over with her paintbrush to reveal breathtaking autumn colors.
If you're planning on going for a foliage trip this weekend, the weather should be ideal!
Hancock County weather on Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70's. Friday night it will be partly cloudy then becoming mostly clear with temperatures in the low to mid 50's. Saturday it will be sunny with highs in the lower 70's. Saturday night it will be clear with temps in the lower 50's while Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70's