Hints of fall outside the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Sept. 22/2020. Photo by Jessica Nelson/Lacombe Express

Hints of fall outside the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Sept. 22/2020. Photo by Jessica Nelson/Lacombe Express

It’s officially fall in Lacombe and everywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere

The leaves are crispy. The air is crispy and there is that unmistakable chill in the night air.

The official start date for fall was Sept. 22, 9:31 a.m. The autumnal equinox occurs when the sun’s centre crosses the equator from north to south. The day and night are equal in length, but after that the days start getting shorter.

Fall lasts until the winter solstice, which occurs on Dec. 21 3:02 a.m. this year. The solstice marks the shortest day of the year.

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting pleasant temperatures for fall and average rainfall.