Foliage Report: 10/24

Time is running out to see some great foliage, and if you haven't had a chance to get out and see some great colors, you still have time if you do it soon.

The cold nights are exactly what the leaves need to really give them that final pop. The frost earlier this week was helpful, but temperatures below 32 degrees are not.

The area to the west that is uncolored is past peak. Even the very highest elevations of the Shenandoah National Park are just past peak. What's at peak right now is the West Virginia and Virginia mountains. Areas like Monterey and into Pendleton county are peaking, and will likely be past peak within a few days.

Very high color is elsewhere in the Valley, including the George Washington National Forest and along the Blue Ridge. Most areas along Shenandoah National Park are just about at peak.

Massanutten Ridge is showing high color with plenty of bright yellows and orange.

Unfortunately the winds are picking up and it's been breezy several days this week. That will take down more leaves so get out and enjoy them before the rest start to fall.
The best areas to see this weekend are Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Massanutten.

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