What a Difference a Day Makes
A lot changes in a day, as seen in these photos (left) taken of a redbud tree in El Dorado Hills that was denuded in a day.
High winds and rain have knocked color from trees (above), carpeting Northern California with wet color.
On Tuesday, we traveled up CA-99 to Chico, stopping at Chaffin Family Farms near Oroville, where another aspect of fall color was seen… the olive harvest.
75 – 100% – Sacramento Valley - Nut and fruit orchards vary from peaking to past peak. Recent storms have stripped trees of turned leaves, though color remains to be seen throughout the valley.
75 – 100% – Chico - Cottonwood were showing 75% yellow with some lime to green in riparian areas along the Sacramento River, west of Chico.
75 – 100% – CA-99 - Cottonwood are 75% yellow with some lime to green along the Feather River, east of Gridley.Location: Chico, Calif.
Temperature: 59 °F
Dew point: 51.8 °F
Wind speed: 20km/hr
Wind direction: 130°
Cloud cover: broken clouds
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