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Fall is here, but still feels like summer

September 23, 2002

Dougherty County - If you didn't look at your calendar on Monday, you probably would never know it was the first day of fall. Here in Southwest Georgia, you have to search hard for red, orange and yellow leaves and the temperatures are still red hot.

Some leaves have fallen in Southwest Georgia. It's fall and only a hint of color. Those who are still beating the heat, don't believe the calendar.

Fall came into town at 12:55 Monday morning. The sun is parallel with the equator, meaning equal night and day hours. Twelve hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness and hopefully cooler temperatures. Lee says, "It's been rough, hot, keep drinking fluids to try to keep cool. Now, since falls coming in it seems like it's getting hotter and hotter."

Lee works construction and he's used to working outdoors. He says, "You're gonna complain when it gets hot and complain when it gets cold. Really doesn't matter."

Visitors from Texas think Georgia's weather is cool. Leloise Ponce says, "It's so hot in San Antonio that you can't get out and enjoy. You have to walk the malls and here this is just fabulous. I can't get over this weather."

Other South Georgia transplants quickly changed their outdoor running and walking. New York native, Tamasa Titley, says, "Definitely, I have to come in the morning. A couple of days ago, I went at four in the morning. It was so warm and uncomfortable, I have to do the morning from now on."

Until leaves start changing and temperatures go down, many South Georgian's will continue to think it's summer.

Daylight will continue to get shorter every day from now until the end of December. The Sun will rise later in the morning and set earlier in the evening.

Time does not fall back until the end of October.

posted at 5:45PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

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