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When Seattle’s fall leaves might change color

If you’re looking forward to watching the rainbow of reds, oranges, and yellows coming our way, you may not have to wait much longer.


Leaf peepers will definitely want to add the Seattle Japanese Garden to their local bucket lists.

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:

Start planning those leaf peeping walks.

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