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Almost Time for Fall Colors in Missouri

Fall color along Missouri River near Defiance October, 1990

(Farmington) The first day of Autumn is Wednesday, September 22nd and that means the beautiful fall colors will be coming shortly after.

Jill Pritchard with the Missouri Department of Conservation says if you time it correctly, you can catch the rich reds, the yellow, orange and even some purple pigments of Missouri’s native trees, starting in the north and eventually in the southern end of the Show-Me State.

Generally, the color change is predictable but much depends on the weather.

Cool to chilly fall nights is what allows the fall colors to show through.

The conservation department will keep you up to date on fall colors at

The updates on their website run through November.

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