In the East, fall color in the traditionally gorgeous northern and central Appalachians has been a big disappointment.  In some spots, leaves went from green to brown, then fell from the trees.

Most of the eastern U.S. saw an extremely warm September and early October.   As for rain, the late summer and early fall has been one of the wettest on record, drier weather is best for lovely foliage, according to USA Today.

The Great Lakes and Midwest have been a little bit better than in an average season.  In many spots, colors haven't peaked.

The fall color change has been running at least a week behind schedule.  In Southern California, lime, yellow, orange and red is daubing the San Bernardino mountains with vibrant peak color.


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