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A few weeks back we officially hit "fall" on the calendar. But it definitely didn't feel like it for those first few days of the season. It felt like, as usual, summer was overstaying its welcome. Folks in these latitudes have sweated through trick or treating before.

But for those who think summer overstayed its welcome, the National Weather Service in Tulsa says the average first freeze in northwest Arkansas comes on Oct. 19. Guess we're beating the average this year.

It seems we've entered that time of the year where Arkies might want a jacket in the morning and a T-shirt in the afternoon. Or . . . does that happen twice a year? Three times? Who can tell anymore? We just live here.

Either way, it's probably time to start thinking about weatherproofing the outdoor pipes, bringing in the plants and generally preparing for more visits from Mr. Low Pressure System.

Just do us a favor. Don't rush through fall to get to winter. Let's enjoy the pumpkins and leaves a while longer. Is anybody up there listening?

Editorial on 10/15/2019

Print Headline: And here's the snap

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