Fall Foliage Report: Oct. 30

The vast majority of Connecticut is past peak foliage.

The fall foliage season is ending across Connecticut. Although some spotty color remains in a few areas, mainly near the coast, many leaves have turned brown and trees are becoming bare.

Past peak:
All inland areas are past peak. Some color remains in a few urban areas, but even the eastern shoreline of Connecticut is reporting past peak conditions.

A narrow area of the Connecticut River Valley near the shoreline and the urban coastal corridor from New Haven west to the New York border are reporting peak colors. Any maple trees that have not experienced a notable leaf drop are showing the most vibrant color.

Into this weekend:
Colors are becoming hard to find across Connecticut. The best bet for some remaining patchy foliage will be along the I-95 corridor southwest of New Haven. Otherwise, colors are quickly turning brown and the leaf drop is spreading south to the coastline.

Map color table:
Green – Most leaves are green
Lime green – Patchy color is noted (more than 50% green)
Yellow – Colors are approaching peak (more than 50% turning)
Orange – Colors are peaking (more than 75% have turned)
Brown – Colors are turning brown and leaves are falling

This is the final fall foliage report of 2014.

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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com.

After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design.

He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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