Leaves changing, peak opportunities still abundant

Columbus (WCMH) – You notice all around you there is still a lot of color to be had here in Ohio.   In fact, many trees are still exhibiting green colors in our area.


The warmer fall temps have helped the temps trees to be a few weeks behind where they should be for fall leaf colors right now


You notice by this point in the month, the northern 2/3rds of the state should be past peak color, and the southern third should be peaking now.


However, that is not the case this season.  Much of the state is near peak right now, with some parks peaking still.

The more seasonal temperatures that finally occurred this week, including colder mornings, frosts, and some freezing temps should accelerate this.

It is important to note, we do have a fair deal of wind in the forecast at times the rest of this week, and this could knock more of the colors or potential colors off the trees.


Below are a listing for state parks and the update on the colors at each:

In the north not much has changed since last week, but a freeze did just occur….



Like the north, the central part of the state is almost unchanged from last week, but several locations did receive a freeze



Expect these spots to all be at peak by this time next week, even with warmer temps forecast..



Most spots in the south might still be another week or so off from peak, but are still quite impressive right now



This should be the normal time for the south to be at peak, so expect peak around the first 10 days of November



There are good apps out there (not associated with NBC 4) like Leaf Peepr (Apple & Android), where you can find real time reports from users on leaf color changes.  From this app, you can also report and post pictures as well.  As with any user submitted apps, there may be some inconsistency, but it can be fun.

If you have any questions about fall colors, or any other weather questions, send me an email: dmazza@wcmh.com

Also, I enjoy seeing and sharing all the beautiful fall pictures.   If you have our Storm Team 4 Weather App, you can share pictures via the app.  Also you can email them to me, or share them on my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DavidNBC4) or Twitter (@davidnbc4) accounts… don’t forget to use the hashtag #cbusweathernerd

The winds on Saturday should rustle up the leaves quite a bit, but if you get a chance to go out there and enjoy them, please do!!!



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