Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 24, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color 10/24/2017

Asheville NC Fall Foliage Color 2017 reports

October 24, 2017 Update: Color continues to spread to the lower elevations. Best color now is roughly the 3,000-4,500 foot elevation zone. Unfortunately, our record heat for the last few weeks have taken a toll in many areas (combined with winds from two tropical systems). So it’s definitely not our best year for a brilliant color show so far. I agree with Dr. Howard Neufeld (fall color expert at App State) that on a scale of 1 to 10, this year is a 3. But our views are still gorgeous and leaves are still mostly green. Many higher areas above 5,000 feet elevation are brown or bare. On the Blue Ridge Parkway, find best color in the Mt Pisgah and Linville Falls areas. Watch for more updates on our Facebook page.
Weather Outlook: After heavy rain on Monday, sunny weather returns for the week with seasonable temperatures and lots of sun. So bring a jacket since it will be chilly especially in the higher mountains (especially Wednesday).

 


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