Fall foliage update Oct 17


Friday, October 17th 2008, 10:50 am
By: News 9


By News9 Meteorologist Carrie Rose.

Fall colors are continuing to progress right on track for most of the country.  The Rockies and most of the West are past peak now, while the East still has several more weeks of good displays to come.

I was fortunate enough to fly over the Appalachian Mountains on my days off this week, and what a glorious sight it was!  The rolling Appalachians were blanketed in waves of red and orange, while the valleys and eastern slopes remained in the "nearing peak" phase with primarily yellows and scattered deeper shades visible.  I must say, there is nothing quite like a maple tree at peak Fall color!

Parts of the Upper Midwest and Northeast are boderline past peak now, although much of the region continues to have widespread peak color.

Oklahoma's fall color is picking up, and we still look right on time to peak in early November.

It's two weeks to Halloween!  And believe it or not, I STILL have not gotten real pumpkins for my front porch!  I think that will be on my Friday afternoon to do list...