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Ashley Smith. Oct 2013. West-central VA

Ashley Smith. Oct 2013. West-central VA

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Peak Fall foliage color continues for the final days of October in western Virginia!

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Foliage Network spotter Marek D. Rzonca says, “Throughout the Appalachians, color change is high (61% – 80% change) to peak.  Elsewhere in the region, color change is mostly moderate. Leaf drop is low to moderate in lower elevations and mostly moderate to high in the higher elevations.”

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CLICK HERE to see the foliage view from Shenandoah National Park.

This year is considered to be one of Virginia’s best Fall foliage seasons in years because of the end of the drought and limited severe weather events. Color change is progressing on cue for a typical season, as documented by the Virginia Department of Forestry:

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CLICK HERE for more about this year’s Fall Foliage expectations.

CLICK HERE to learn why leaves change color.

Submit your Fall foliage pictures from this year in our photo gallery, or you can email them to Carrie at crose@wtvr.com. Yours may be featured on the CBS 6 Morning Newscast! Be sure to include your name, location of photo, and date it was taken.
CLICK HERE to see our Fall photo gallery from last year.

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