Why fall leaf colors are more vibrant this year
Parks and forests around the valley are glowing with hues of gold, red and orange from the fall foliage. It is a familiar sight, but this year those colors are more vibrant than in years past.
21 News Chief Meteorologist, Eric Wilhelm, said the colorful foliage is a result of favorable weather conditions.
"Good foliage has two enemies. An early frost and too much rain. We did not get either of those things this year. We had a dry September and the first frost of the year really didn't occur until deep October," Wilhelm said.
The foliage reaches peak season near the end of October, which means the vibrant fall colors will not last much longer. Those pesky enemies of the fall foliage are expected to make their return soon.