foliage predictions?

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#1
AL Gulf Coast
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I've read that the summer weather, e.g. rainfall, determines the timing and color of fall foliage. Is it too early for you experienced residents to make an educated guess of what this fall's colors will be like?
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#2
Bangor, Maine
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Check this website http://www.maine.gov/doc/foliage/

We've had so much rain this year that I would have thought that it would be a disappointing fall ... but I guess I'm wrong ... although I am still waiting for summer to show up, not really ready to think about fall!!!

We do have a fungus on some of the maple trees in town and they are turning brown and falling ... it won't hurt the trees in the long run.

Hope we have a long wonderful fall ... for all the leaf peepers. Enjoy your visit. Jan
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Do the numbers on the map signify which area will turn first?
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Bangor, Maine
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Originally posted by LindaKE
Do the numbers on the map signify which area will turn first?

No they don't - they will turn faster in the north (known as "The County") - which is basically #7. There is usually a few weeks difference between the southern part of Maine then the Northern area. Jan
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