The autumnal equinox is also called the September equinox or fall equinox and it arrived today, Thursday, September 22.

The equinox marks the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. 

After a scorching August and summer months, cooler temperatures are always a welcome relief. The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for an unusually cold winter across the U.S. 

Your little trick-treater may have to go door to door in the snow. An unusually early heavy fall of snow could hit the northern Rockies and Plains in late October! And, the West along with the rest of the country will experience above normal precipitation.

October is expected to have quite a few cloudy, windy, and showery days. That will set the stage for November, which will only be an extension of October’s unsettled weather pattern, except it will be turning colder with some snowflakes predicted.

When can you see the leaves really starting to turn in Montana? September 28-October 9.