Foliage Report 10/3

The latest foliage report on the area.

Every Thursday until the leaves are past peak, Meteororlogist Aubrey Urbanowicz will bring you the latest foliage report of the area.

It's still very early for some of the colors so here are the typical peak dates.

For Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton counties, peak is usually late September to early October. 

For Highland county in Virginia, it's early to mid October.
The Valley peaks more towards the end of October and sometime into the beginning of November.

Moderate color is being reported from most of eastern West Virginia with high color in some of the highest spots, including the Caanan valley and along the Alleghaney front.

Amanda Mowry sent this great picture in from Mt. Storm in Grant county.

Spruce Knob in western Pendleton county is a great spot not only to do a little hiking, but the drive there is beautiful.

That area is showing 50% to 75% color. 

Popular spots like the Germany Valley and Seneca Rocks in Pendleton county are all in moderate color right now.

Viewer Lonna Ours in Rough Run suggests Smoke Hole, as one of her favorite spots. 

According to the West Virginia Department of Forestry, they suggest you head into the mountains this weekend, while leaves are going to be nearing their peak in many areas They report areas like Dolly Sods is nearing peak.

Ellen Philips sent in this picture from the Blue Grass Valley in Highland county, Route 242.

She says it's an amazing drive and also suggests route 250 in Highland county, through Monterey.

Phillips says that area is nearing high color, and the colors get more vivid once you travel through Monterey towards and hit Alleghaney Mountain.

There is also going to be an Autumn Splendor Dinner Train October 19th, that starts in Petersburg. Tickets are $60 per passenger and are for adults only. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased by calling the South Side Depot at 304-257-9264 or visit 
www.southsidedepot.com for more information.

The Valley is showing very low color, and it's very spotty right now. Into the Blue Ridge areas, those leaves are just starting to turn.

Do you have fall pictures or have a favorite drive or spot to look at the leaves?

Send me an email: aubrey.Urbanowicz@whsv.com

Tune in next Thursday for the latest report.

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