|A report earlier on the Hur Herald acknowledged the lack of vibrant fall colors this fall.|
By the final third of October, fiery colors of fall are usually all over the place in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Not this year.
The delay in autumn color is unlike anything in recent memory.
A combination of extended warmth and humidity until very recently is likely a chief cause, as is the extremely rainy summer.
The Foliage Network's latest update cuts right to the chase.
"The bizarre foliage season continues!" its latest report says. "In the ten years we have covered this region, we've never seen anything like this. The fall color is still on hold."
Way too much green continues to dominate much of the Mid-Atlantic.
The latest report out of Maryland uses words such as "disappointing" mixed in with phrases such as "green and brown dominate" for higher-elevation areas toward the western part of the state that should be at or near peak.
"I am not sure we will have a big swath of color on the ridges in unison this fall," said Aaron Cook, state forester in Clear Spring.