Fall colors fading: Foliage hitting past-peak conditions across region
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Fall colors fading: Foliage hitting past-peak conditions across region

Oct 31, 2022

BATAVIA — This weekend may be the last chance for area residents to explore autumn’s vibrant colors.

The GLOW region is generally at or past peak, according to the I LOVE NY foliage report. Although reds, yellow and orange leaves abound, they’re now thinning out as November quickly approaches.

This week’s foliage report didn’t highlight any GLOW region communities — a testament to the fading opportunities.


Niagara Falls foliage will be past peak, with a muted-to-average fall colors and significant leaf droppage, according to the report.

In Erie County, spotters in Buffalo expect leaves to be past peak this weekend, with 75% color change and a very bright mix of fall colors in and north of the city.

Springville spotters expect leaves to be past peak, but still beautiful this weekend, with brilliant red and orange leaves.


The Chautauqua-Allegany region is also described as past peak.

In other matters, this year’s spate of dryness continues to ebb and flow in the GLOW region.

Wyoming County remains free of any abnormal dryness, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, while Orleans County as a whole remains abnormally dry.

The conditions have begun to recede in Genesee County with 27.74% of land — mostly in the county’s southwestern portion — now at normal precipitation levels.

But the dry conditions have spread in Livingston County, with about 72% of the county now reporting abnormal dryness.

Only a swath of the county’s western portion is now at normal precipitation levels.

By Matt Surtel, https://www.thedailynewsonline.com

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