October 17, 2007
All along the Appalachian Chain, fall colors are gradually spreading across the landscape as October passes the half-way mark. This year's foliage season is running behind that of past years. This is most likely due to the extremely warm temperatures in September and early October.
Foliage color is moderate to high in the hills and mountains of the region. The most color can be found in northeast West Virginia and the highest elevations in extreme western Maryland. Elsewhere in the region, foliage color is mostly low. In the coming weeks, the color should rapidly progress.
Leaf drop is very low to low across the region, except for areas showing high color. Leaf drop in these areas is now moderate.
This information provided by Marek D. Rzonca, The Foliage Network.
Next Report: Saturday, October 20, 2007