Fall colors start to develop in parts of state

5:05 PM, Sep 12, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Fall colors are starting to peak in some areas of the state. It's a little bit early, according to experts.

We typically start to see peak color along our northern border mid to late September, but color reports coming in from the DNR show that we're just slightly ahead of schedule with about 50 percent of the color developed currently in the far north.

Most of Minnesota and Wisconsin remains at well below 25 percent of color developed, although KARE 11 Facebook friends sent in proof that spotty color is developing across the state.

There are some red maple leaves to be seen in Duluth and a very slight change in color in Chaska at the arboretum.

With the drought and some windy days, some leaves have already fallen off, as shown in pictures from Jay and from Sue.

Some of the brightest color now, Julie, is from Sumac, which started changing as early as mid-August!

Big thanks to the viewers who sent in their pictures via Facebook!

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