Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 10, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color 10/10/2017

Asheville NC Fall Foliage Color 2017 reports

Color continues to develop mostly in the higher regions. The last few weeks of summertime temperatures slowed the transition, so colors may be delayed in areas. Best color now is above 4,000 feet elevation, including NC Highway 215 near the Parkway and the Parkway north of Linville Falls to Grandfather Mountain and Rough Ridge. Note: Many trees, especially in the highest elevations, have been stressed by high winds from Irma, followed by weeks of summer-like temps and very dry weather. So many ridges above 5,500 feet peak peak have mostly brown hues or leafless trees, while valley views are still green. Watch for more updates on our Facebook page.
Weather Outlook: Thanks to tropical moisture left from the remnants of Hurricane Nate, this week will feel more like the tropics. It will be unseasonably warm and humid with showers. Often cloudy and rain showers create the most dramatic photographs!


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