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Peak color is fast approaching the higher elevations

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 8:04 PM

Happy Fall! The leaves are changing about a week behind schedule this year. The colors are near peak for the higher elevations and Adirondacks this weekend. The rest of the region is seeing 50% or less color for the upcoming weekend. It will take another week or two for the brightest colors to transition to the lower elevations.

The shorter days are responsible for sparking the leaf transition, but the weather does play a minor role. Frost tends to hasten the leaf changing process. So far this season, the vast majority of the region has not had a frost. This may not sound unusual for folks living in the valley. After all, the average first frost for this region is the first week of October. However, the higher elevations *usually* see frost by now, and most areas have not. This is most likely why the leaves are slightly behind schedule.

Going forward, the weather looks to stay above average for about the next week or so, with highs ranging from upper 60s to mid 70s. Enjoy it, because things do look to change as we turn the corner into October!

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