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Old 10-02-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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So I was in Baxter State Park (N Maine) this weekend and took this photo!

So it got me wondering.......

How late into fall is it until the Atlanta area would see similar color??

I'm guessing its a 1.5 to 2 month lag compared to N Maine but am curious what locals say.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Anecdotal, but while you might see some peak color if you drive north into the moutains in October, it will be into November before it peaks around Atlanta. By Thanksgiving it has peaked.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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Here's the fall foliage prediction map for 2018:

Fall Foliage Prediction Map

And up to the minute by county:

Live Fall Foliage Map
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Sometimes the gradient between peak foliage and nothing at all can be extremely sharp. Here in Minneapolis, we're seeing a touch of color on the odd tree, but mostly still green. Whereas northern Minnesota is already at peak.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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Duluth is erupting with color right now while the Cities are just getting started
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Kind of funny but I took a photo at the exact same spot at the end of August 2013.



One of the strange things I noticed about the Atlanta area is that the oak trees still had all their leaves at the end of December.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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One of the strange things I noticed about the Atlanta area is that the oak trees still had all their leaves at the end of December.
Some species of oak, such as live oaks (evergreen oak) have leaves that stay on throughout the winter until new leaves grow in the spring.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Still pretty green in the Twin Cities but I bet by next week its gonna be very colourful. We're getting a couple changing already but not that much.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:48 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Early to mid November peak for the cottonwoods in Albuquerque, but just a few miles away as the crow flies the aspens at the summit of the Sandia mountains (10k elevation) are peaking with their golden yellows right now.
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