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Weather Blog: Planning a fall trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Sep 30, 2020

MILWAUKEE — We are heading into the time of year where the days grow shorter and we see more cloudy and cool days than sunny and warm days. So far, this last day of September is turning out to be cool and wet but looking back over the entire month- we sure did get some beautiful warm days. Let’s recap!

During the month of September in Milwaukee we had:

  • 6 days of high temperatures in the 80s
  • 11 days of temperatures in the 70s
  • 7 days of temperatures in the 60s.

As I stated in the previous blog, we have some unseasonably cool days ahead. When it’s not raining, the cool gray days can be great for fall photos or a trip to the apple orchard.

Although it’s going to be a chilly day, Friday is looking like the best day to head out to the apple orchard for this week; highs on Friday will range from the upper 40s to lower 50s.

If you are planning on getting some apples today or Thursday, be sure to check the radar before you go, especially if you’ll be taking family photos. In the Apple Picking Planner below we have the yellow apples up for today and Thursday due to the breezy and wet conditions that we’ll be experiencing across SE Wisconsin. Friday has the green apple because it will be cool but dry.

During the fall months, one of my favorite places to go and get apples is the Barthel Fruit Farm. They have a good variety of apples including Honeycrisp, Fuji and Golden Delicious. Those are a few of my favorites. They also sell apple cider and delicious apple cider donuts.

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If this week or weekend is too cool for you don’t worry. Next week’s temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center has the state of Wisconsin in the above average category. We should see afternoon highs back into the upper 60s and lower 70s plus lesser chances for rain next week. These will be much better conditions for apple picking.

For more information on the Barthel Fruit Farm check out this link.

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