September 25, 2013

Fall officially arrived on Sunday, September 22, at 4:44 PM EDT.  Based on what has transpired the past few days, you would think the trees somehow knew that fall was officially here.  More likely though is the recent cool weather in the Northeast that has accelerated color change in portions of the region.  The most noticeable change is in the higher elevations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York where moderate color (31% - 60% change) dominates.  In the highest elevations of the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire, the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains in northeast New York, the colors have exploded to the high range (61% - 80% change). 

Elsewhere in the region, color change is mostly in the low color (11% - 30% change) range.

The weather in much of the Northeast looks fantastic through the upcoming weekend thanks to a high pressure system that will persist.  This current stretch of dry conditions, along with moderate daytime and cool nighttime temperatures is absolutely ideal for fall foliage progression.  This weekend is shaping up to be a great time to check out the colors in northern New England and northern New York.

If you are planning a trip this fall, now is the time to make reservations!  Please visit our Places to Stay area to find great accommodations! 

This information provided by Marek D. Rzonca, The Foliage Network.

Next Report: Saturday, September 28, 2013

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