You know Fall isn’t far when the nighttime temps start brushing up to 0 degrees… and now Algonquin has reported its first sub-zero overnight low!

This is of keen interest to me since I’m going to be in the Park for a week at the end of September. You’re always hoping this will be the year of extended summer weather, but I guess that’s just a pipe dream.

Note – the cover pic above is NOT what Algonquin looks like, just a random winter pic of the Park.

From the Friends of Algonquin Park Facebook page:

A hint of Algonquin Park's fall colour approaching the West Gate on September 8, 2019
A hint of Algonquin Park’s fall colour approaching the West Gate on September 8, 2019

Brrrr! in Algonquin Park — Early this morning Algonquin Park’s temperature dipped to just below freezing (-1°C) for the first time this fall. Algonquin Park’s higher elevation and its distance from the warm waters of the Great Lakes create a shorter growing season than surrounding areas. Low temperatures, reduced daylight length, and an overnight “Frost Advisory” will encourage Algonquin Park’s deciduous trees to continue their fall colour change in preparation for winter. For live views of Algonquin Park see http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/virtual/webcam/index.php

For interest… This morning, the coldest location in Canada was Alert, Nunavut (in the Canadian Arctic) 4,150 kilometres north of the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre. The temperature in Alert at 7:00am was -5°C.

Image: A hint of Algonquin Park’s fall colour approaching the West Gate on September 8, 2019

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