Splashes Of Color Starting To Show Off

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Color is starting to peak through in the mountains.

Almost on cue when the calendar switched to October, the changing of the leaves became more and more apparent with each passing day.

It is such a magical time in the mountains as they come alive with the fall colors.

The West Virginia mountains are ahead of the southern mountains, and peak color isn’t far away in several locations up and down the Appalachians – especially at the highest peaks.

There are some great maps and updates for fall colors online, but one of the coolest I have seen is the live update map from explorefall.com.

Here is a screenshot of yesterday’s observed colors from Explorefall.com.

As you can see, mostly low color in the region with a few splashes of moderate color mixed in. That checks in with what we are seeing on Resortcams (as well as out our windows).

Check out some of these shots from Resortcams this evening.

The view from Eagles Nest in Banner Elk this evening.
The Beech Mountain Summit camera is showing off a little bit of color and great views this afternoon.
This shot from atop Gatlinburg is going to be truly epic in a couple of weeks.
This view from the Boathouse at Snowshoe is starting to show off some pretty colors.
This shot from Canaan Valley is looking pretty colorful as well during the day.

The featured image is from the golf course at Canaan Valley. That will be a great camera to keep checking out to check the status of the color over the next couple of weeks.

The colors will be accelerated this weekend as we are going to get a dose of cold air as a cold front ushers some of the coldest air we have seen since the season came to a close.

We are talking highs in the 30’s and 40s in West Virginia while the North Carolina High Country will see highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s.
After the warmth of the past few months, that will be a nice shock to the system.

As the leaves continue to turn, be sure to follow us over on social media as well as here on the site as we will be bringing updates for all things fall over the next couple of weeks – not to mention everything snow as we march closer to the season.

That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!

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