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A good weekend for leaf peeping; please share pictures

October 18, 2011 - 06:01 AM
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The leaves are changing, and we want to share your beautiful pictures.

Courtesy: Michael Pocalyko
Looking west from the Blue Ridge to Massanutten Mountain (10/16/11). Courtesy: Michael Pocalyko

It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing and are becoming vibrant shades of yellow, orange, red and more as peak color approaches. It may not be peak color yet, but the outlook is great for leaf viewing this weekend with vast sunshine and highs in the lower 60s expected. As you venture out to view the foliage over the next few weeks, please keep us in mind and share your pictures with us. 

Usually, the D.C. metro area hits peak color around the end of October and into early November. Whereas peak color is usually a few weeks earlier (Mid to late October) along the Blue Ridge and the very popular Skyline Drive. Actually, the University of Virginia Climatology Office and the Virginia Department of Forestry have slightly different accounts of typical peak color periods. Here's more information on Maryland's Fall foliage from the Maryland DNR.

We want to share your fall foliage pictures on-air and online, so please keep us in mind as you venture out to view the colorful leaves. Even if you're just out and about during your regular routine, if you notice the bright colors, snap a picture, and send it our way. 

There are several ways to go about it via email and social media. The easiest way is to hit me up on Facebook (click here) or Twitter (click here), but you can also send an email to acaskey@wjla.com or weather@wjla.com. Please include the day and location. We'd love to share your pictures! Enjoy the season and this great link to a USGS webcam in the Shenandoah National Park.

Lastly, here's a shot from Deep Creek Lake this past weekend.


Courtesy: Lynn & Katie DeFazio
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