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October Chill

As if on cue, autumn chill has enveloped central Missouri on this first day of October. Though a gray overcast defies the season and few colors paint the woodlands, the date and the air signal that the hot, muggy days of summer are unlikely to return until mid May or so.Naturalists and birders anticipate migrant waterfall in the coming weeks while almost everyone looks forward to the colorful foliage and pumpkin harvest.
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