Get those leaf peepers ready, Seattle. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we’re a couple weeks from peak fall color foliage.
According to almanac data projections, we should start seeing changing leaves now with peak dates expected Saturday, Oct. 7 to Saturday, Oct. 21.
Of course, these predictions aren’t always correct. The almanac predicted a similar timeline last year, but the Seattle area only saw colors change at the very end of October, largely due to La Niña (a long, wet spring) and warmer-than-usual weather last September.
Here are a couple of factors that could affect our this year’s foliage:
- The drought we’re in — less water may delay color changes.
- The seemingly stable temps we have right now — cool, crisp evenings — can to lead to more vibrant color.
Start planning those leaf peeping walks.