Happy Meteorological Fall

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Average Time of Peak Fall Foliage in the Washington Region

4 Replies to “Happy Meteorological Fall”

    1. I am working on that now, waiting for some more movement in the SOI values (Will a weak El Nino develop? How strong? Will it fizzle). I will issue a Winter Forecast in the next 30 days.

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  1. I’m confused about the peak fall foliage. I’m in Bowie, planning on photographing family portraits in October. I was thinking that with so many leaves down already, that they will be turning earlier. Any thoughts?

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    1. Hi Megan,
      The map that I put out is the average time (typical time) of peak foliage. Some years the foliage comes much earlier or later. You might be right about this year… the peak foliage may come earlier. The area has not suffered through a drought this summer and that bodes well for leaves to hold onto the trees verses falling off. Every neighborhood has different trees, but the hardwood deciduous trees should be really vibrant this year. I would be shocked to see a peak happen in late September… so anytime between early and mid October looks good for the immediate suburbs of Washington (Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince Georges counties).

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