October 15 2021
The latest report of leaf color across the Mid Atlantic is getting more widespread. It is my pleasure to share with you three things in this Fall Foliage report. For starters, Western Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake is nearing peak color this weekend. This elevation between 2,000 and 3,000 feet above sea level, where it gets colder sooner.
Secondly, we are expecting a line of strong storms to swing through the region on Saturday. But this should not strip the leaves bear, and it will feel much more like Autumn on the other side.
Finally, temperatures will be cooler for a while starting Sunday morning. With a few mornings much of the region drops into the 40s, the color should really be changing in a hurry.
The Department of Natural Resources is indicating the leaves will be near peak in far western Maryland this weekend.
Colors are showing in parts of all counties west of the Chesapeake Bay. You will notice more color in the colder sections farther inland away from the water.
We should see a lot more in the next two weeks.
Photos: Western Maryland’s Garrett County
Monroe Run Overlook
Yuri Ozeryan captured a great view earlier this week.
Thursday at Swallow Falls State Park
Friday Morning began with a ribbon of fog over Deep Creek Lake.
Deep Creek Web Cam – From Railey Realty
Here’s a look at a live web came from Railey on Deep Creek Lake. The water holds heat longer, so there may be more color in other parts of the county.
This web cam is located at The Greene Turtle Deep Creek Lake. It will pivot to show Wisp Resort, including a zoomed-in view of Squirrel Cage, The Face, the terrain park, Boulder, the mountain coaster, the tubing park and a shot of McHenry Cove at Deep Creek Lake!
If you have not noticed , you are on a NEW UPGRADED version of my website. On the right, there is a tab for ‘Current Conditions’. If yo tap then, and then tap the Sun section, you will see more info including the daily change/loss of daylight.
Pennsylvania Leaf Report
This is interesting once again as the color code does not match up with that of the Maryland map. There is more color in southern PA (Adams, York, Lancaster) than might be suggested here in competition with central Maryland.
West Virginia Leaf Report
Division of Forestry provides this average map for expectations.
Click here for the Live Leaf Map
Virginia Department of Forestry
A current report is not available for the state. We do have this forecast map for the expected peak color during October.
Forecast: Mid Atlantic
Assuming normal conditions, this is the expectation of leaf color change into early October.
Things that can change could be a large rain and or wind event.
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