2021 has been an interesting year to say the least, that includes the weather. What started as a drought across most of the state ended up rebounding with a surplus of moisture for most places in Maine, but not everywhere.

Strawberry, blueberries, and even apples have matured faster than usual. Now with labor day behind us, the race for the fall foliage season is in full speed ahead. But where is the best place to see this years most bold and bright colors?

According to a report by WCSH, foliage experts indicate that northern Maine is still experiencing a drought and that has caused some stress on the trees. Northern Maine can expect to see a fast but bright foliage season that most likely will not last long, expect the colors to peak by the end of this month, with leaves hitting the ground faster than normal.

In central and southern Maine the trees are not as drought stressed and that will help the color last longer. According to the report expect peak foliage to hit in mid to late October but the colors are not expected to be as vibrant.

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Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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