Sunday, October 21, 2012

Great Week For Fall Color Viewing

With a rather mild, dry week ahead around the region we're going to see some great Fall color viewing. Whether it's from your office window, the drive into the office, or from your home...or if you sneak out for a nice drive into the countryside.

Fall color should peak by week's end or early next week locally and will peak this week to the city's north.   According to The Foliage Report, fall color is hitting peak along I-80 and across the Appalachians to our west.

Fall color is running ahead of last year as well as 2010, buoyed by the normal October we've seen in terms of temperatures compared to last October to this point.  Temperatures this October, to this point, are running, about two degrees cooler than 2011.  We are ahead of 2010 at this point but temperatures in October 2010 was rather mild over the middle and latter two-thirds of the month, which slowed the leaf transition.

Given the mild week we'll have, we should see some rather brilliant Fall color for those in Philly and points north, with the I-78 corridor and I-81 across Central Pennsylvania getting the most brilliant viewing of leaves.