Fine Weather for Viewing Fall Colors
"Throughout West Virginia, foliage color is mostly high to peak with some of the higher elevations just past peak. In Virginia and Maryland, eastern locations are reporting moderate color, while in the western regions of these two states, color is high," according to The Foliage Network.
Keep reading for more foliage information. And see our full forecast into the coming work week.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports that foliage is now peaking in Frederick County and western central Maryland. Good color can also be found in Gunpowder State Park, along the border of Harford and Baltimore counties, and in Cecil County in Elk Neck State Park and Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area. Leaves are still a couple weeks from peak in the tidewater areas of Southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore.
Meanwhile, the Virginia Department of Forestry says that peak colors can still be seen in many areas of southwest Virginia, with about 70 percent of trees peaking in the New River Valley. Peak colors can also be seen in the Allegheny Monutains, while 50-70% of trees are at or approaching peak color in the Shenandoah Valley.
As for the immediate metro area, Jason summarized the foliage timeline nicely in his recent post: "Peak colors should reach the closer-in north and west suburbs (Fairfax, Prince William, and Montgomery County) [this coming week]. By Halloween and into the first week of November, colors should be peaking in the District and eastwards towards Prince George's and Anne Arundel County."
In addition to the Web sites linked to above, how 'bout using the good ol' fahshion telephone (cell phone is ok, too) to find out the latest foliage information...
*Fall Foliage Hotline: 1-800-LEAVES1
*Fall Foliage Report: 1-800-424-LOVE
*Shenandoah Valley: 1-800-434-LEAF
*Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park: 540-999-3500
*Blue Ridge Parkway (between Waynesboro and the North Carolina border): 828-298-0398 (press "7")
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