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james milligan
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I will be in the park during the week of the 24th any word on color conditions?


Oct 18, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · smoky mtns color


Google is likely your best bet. I am sure someone is running a website that tracks that in real time.


Oct 19, 2016 at 01:22 AM
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GroovyGeek wrote:
Google is likely your best bet. I am sure someone is running a website that tracks that in real time.

I am sure he never thought of that...



Oct 19, 2016 at 01:26 PM
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I'll try to answer the OP's question, but qualify it with I haven't been in the Park in a couple weeks. I do live nearby though. Judging from what I see in the area, conditions will generally improve for leaf-looking through this weekend. However, a cold front is coming through Friday with some rain (we need it badly), and some wind. At the higher elevations I expect the weather to put an end to the color season. The low and mid elevations will thin but have good color through next week but it will move down the mountain each day. Currently there is still a lot of green on some slopes. Color timing is always slope and exposure dependent. The best years for color usually follow a hard freeze when many trees turn at once. We haven't had that this year, in fact we have been exceptionally warm. So the driest most stressed areas turn first.

Generally, the Tenn. side of the Park is a few days later for color than the NC side. I expect next week will be pretty nice along the rivers in the valleys, though without much rain there is very little flow right now. Usually by the first week of Nov. I'm heading towards the SC and Ga border areas for widespread color.



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Javier Munoz wrote:
I am sure he never thought of that...


I will choose to assume that this comment was made in good faith... In the mean time, here are some links that the OP may find useful. The first one is from last year and can only be a general guide.

http://www.blueridgeparkwaydaily.com/blue-ridge-parkway-fall-colors-tracker/
http://blueridgemountainlife.com/fall-foliage/
http://www.greatsmokymountainsguide.com/great-smoky-mountains/fall-foliage/



Oct 20, 2016 at 07:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · smoky mtns color


thanks for the info,i do check the website first but also like to get some first hand on the ground observation. the weather does look good for the week and I drove through some heavy rain through VA.


Oct 21, 2016 at 08:49 PM
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I was in the N.C .part -last week October 13-16 visiting family from where I am in NYC. My brother told me( been there 40 years)( there are in a major drought for last three months. (Ashville- Sylva) Blue Ridge parkway, Water rock knob. My brother is just 30 min from the this amazing place. He said that one tree species just drop all leaves before color because are stressed - no water


https://www.romanticasheville.com/waterrock_knob.htm



Oct 22, 2016 at 12:56 AM







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