Weather: Fall Foliage Will Finally Come Around This Month

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By: Dustin Staples |

As we have started a new month and season, you are probably wondering when it will begin to look and feel like Autumn.

According to The Weather Channel and Virginia Department of Forestry, many cities and counties in Virginia, including Radford and the New River Valley, will be experiencing a delayed Autumn for the third time in a row. This is from the above-average, summer-like temperatures, which we experienced throughout September.

Along with the summer heat, a lack of rainfall was measured for September, which hurt trees’ ability to photosynthesize.

According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, our average timing in the mountains and New River Valley for fall foliage is to peak from Oct. 10 – 20. As for the particular days, the 12 and 19 should be the days with the best foliage throughout the 10-day stretch.

Because of the wet summer, we can look forward to the fall foliage colors popping out in many more vibrant ways, which will make for plenty of great photos.

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Dustin Staples

I am the Weatherman for The Tartan, as well as ROC-TV and the Station Manager for