Fort Wayne area’s up and down fall temps have trees confused, too

Apparently fooled by recent cold weather followed by warm temperatures, these crabapple trees bloom Monday afternoon in Bloomingdale Park along Sherman Boulevard. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)
Cold weather moves back into the area this week, so these crabapple trees may be lucky to get their remaining blossoms open before a hard frost. The trees are located along Sherman Boulevard in Bloomingdale Park. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)

If you’ve had a difficult time figuring out the recent fall weather, you’re not alone.

Cold weather followed by warm-ups, including the unusually high temperature of 68 degrees about 11 a.m. Sunday, makes it difficult to know what to expect and how to dress.

The erratic weather apparently also fooled crabapple trees in Bloomingdale Park, which were blooming Monday afternoon along Sherman Boulevard north of the St. Marys River.

We can expect more-normal late fall weather the rest of the week, with highs in the low 40s to upper 30s and lows in the low 30s to upper 20s, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service office in Syracruse


Unfortunately for people who love spring, those crabapple trees’ blooms won’t last long.


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