This morning, it dropped to exactly All-the-leaves-falling-from-the-trees Degrees. (Farenheit.) But they might not be falling why you think!
Instead of leaves dying during a cold snap and falling to their untimely death, the tree gets cold and drops them (literally) to the curb.
Well, if they don’t, the leaves become a liability.
President of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter Raven, spent some time talking with NPR-correspondent Robert Krulwich on the phenomenon. You can listen here:
What does this mean for the coming winter?
That it’s starting already.
Today was not a one-off. It’s not a freak freeze. We should expect temperatures to stay cold and get colder from this point forward.