Foliage Report: 10/31

Here is this week's, and the last foliage report.

This is going to be the last foliage report because they leaves in our area have, or are just about to completely turn.

Unfortunately, the very strong winds on Thursday and Friday will also take down plenty of leaves.

Most areas in West Virginia are past their peak.

There are still some places in the lower elevations where there is some good color, however there are so many leaves down in most areas already.

The highest elevations of the Shenandoah National Park are also past peak.

But there are still some areas at the lower elevations that are peaking now.

Specifically the drive on 33 from Elkton into the National Park, there is some great color to see along the way. The lower elevations of the National Park have great color, if you can see them before all of the leaves come down.

Just because the color is fading, there are still some great spots to hit to see some color, especially along the lower elevations of the Shenandoah National Park, or along the Blue Ridge Parkway and east towards Charlottesville.

This photo was sent in courtesy of Larry Brown. It's along Skyline drive. Many leaves are down but there is still some noticeable color.

You can enjoy the bright color just driving through your neighborhood, or around town. There is noticeable high color in many areas around the Valley. 

East towards the Charlottesville area is still turning and moderate, but it is showing some bright color. That area will be peaking in the next week or so, that is if the winds don't strip the trees of all their leaves.

Bright yellows are dominant through the Blue Ridge Parkway but color is fading fast .

So, my picks for this week are the lower elevations of Skyline Drive, or the Blue Ridge Parkway. The drive towards Charlottesville will also be good this weekend, and likely into next weekend as well.

The colors were very bright and vivid this year, especially the yellows. That seemed to be the prime color for fall of 2013.

Thanks to everyone for sending in their photos and favorite places to drive.

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