When is New England fall foliage in 2022? See Maps, Predictions – NBC Boston

It’s that time of year again – the season for the leafy peepers! Our leaves have started to change and we are already seeing beautiful colors appear in some parts of the region. Many are concerned about the drought conditions we are experiencing and the impact it will have on the foliage this year. So I’m going to give you the good news: there will still be plenty of bright colors to absorb this season. In fact, northern New England is not in severe drought. And southern New England has had some good torrential rains lately, which has certainly helped to reduce the deficit and give our trees a solid drink of H20.

Per NewEngland.com… “Drier years tend to be dominated by red. While yellow and orange pigments are in the leaves all year round, masked by green chlorophyll, red is only produced in fall. The anthocyanins responsible for this are fed by the remaining sugars in the leaves. I can say that I’ve seen this start to play out in southern New England before, with a random patchwork of bright reds appearing here and there on the maples in particular.


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Of course, the key to the bright colors of fall are warm, sunny days and cool, cool nights. Tonight will drop into the 30s and 40s across the region and a day of blue skies coupled with highs in the 60s tomorrow will be a great boost for more color to start showing. Typically, peak foliage season runs from late September to early November from north to south, and so far things seem to be on schedule…at least in the north.

a forecast graph shows 63 sunny and windy Saturday plus PM blouds showers 67 Sunday


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So if you’re looking to get out there this weekend and catch some color, head north. The far north of the country, especially from the northeastern Kingdom of Vermont to Coos County in New Hampshire, and in the mountains of northwestern Maine, are places where subdued color is already in place! Take a photo and send it to our team: [email protected] We would love to see your photos!

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