2016 Fall Foliage Season

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2016 Fall Foliage Season

New postby dave » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:38 am

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View from Giant Ledge in 2013

October 24, 2016

On last Saturday, the rains brought down a lot of leaves. Then on Sunday, the high winds blew even more leaves off the trees. The more vibrant colored leaves fell, and left the brown leaves. There is still some foliage, but the colors have become more dull. This is the end of the foliage season for the Catskill Mountains. There is still some foliage in the Hudson Valley.

1,000'+ elevation - 100% changed - 75% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100% changed - 90% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Some at lower elevations

October 21, 2016

With the rains on Thursday, the more vibrant colored leaves fell. Mainly the yellow ones. The foliage now has more browns and reds, then yellow and oranges. While the foliage is still good, it is not as good as last weekend. We are expecting rain on Saturday. It is also expected to be breezy on Sunday. So, we expect more leaves to fall. If you wanted to see the foliage, this weekend will be the last. Lower elevations will be better.

1,000'+ elevation - 100% changed - 40% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100% changed - 65% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Some at lower elevations

October 17, 2016

The leaf foliage season is at peak. The leaf foliage is progressing rapidly. Leaves change faster on the edges of roads and fields. This week will see the foliage go from peak to beyond peak. The colors are excellent this year. Lots of yellow, oranges, and red leaves.

1,000'+ elevation - 80% changed - 25% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 100% changed - 40% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 100% Fallen
Browning: Some at lower elevations

October 13, 2016

The leaf foliage season is at peak. The leaf foliage is progressing rapidly. Leaves change faster on the edges of roads and fields. This weekend will be excellent time to see he peak foliage. The colors are excellent this year. Lots of yellow, oranges, and red leaves. For the past couple of years, we have had lots of browning and few colors. This year we are breaking that cycle.

1,000'+ elevation - 50% changed - 10% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 90% changed -15% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 75% Fallen
Browning: Some

October 9, 2016

The leaf foliage is progressing rapidly. Leaves change faster on the edges of roads and fields. This week will be the perfect time to see the foliage. But, next weekend will be good too. The colors are excellent this year. Lots of yellow, oranges, and red leaves. For the past couple of years, we have had lots of browning and few colors. This year we are breaking that cycle.

1,000'+ elevation - 25% changed - 0% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 75% changed - 10% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 100% changed - 50% Fallen
Browning: Some

October 6, 2016

The leaf foliage is progressing rapidly. This coming weekend might be the best weekend to see the foliage. Leaves change faster on the edges of roads and fields.

1,000'+ elevation - 10% changed - 0% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 25% changed - 0% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 65% changed - 0% Fallen
Browning: Some

October 3, 2016

The leaf foliage is progressing nicely. This coming weekend might be the best weekend to see the foliage. If hurricane Matthew hits the Catskills next week, the leaves will all be gone after the storm. Leaves change faster on the edges of roads and fields.

1,000'+ elevation - 5% changed - 0% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 10% changed - 0% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 20% changed - 0% Fallen
Browning: Some


September 26, 2016

The leaf foliage is just getting started. We had some temperatures down near freezing, so we are hoping for a colorful Fall foliage. Right now we do not see any browning. The foliage may come earlier then normal. Generally, we reach peak between the 2nd and 3rd week of October. If it remains cold, then it may come sooner then normal.

1,000'+ elevation - 1% changed - 0% Fallen
2,400'+ elevation - 2% changed - 0% Fallen
3,500'+ elevation - 5% changed - 0% Fallen
Browning: None
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