Fall is coming! Check out the forecast below as we roll into this colorful season from our resident fall specialist Gabrielle Lent, and plan your fall adventures in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region here.
Oregon’s seasons are so true. Now that we’ve reached mid-August, summer is in full swing and just about everything under the sun is feeling the heat. Warmth hangs in the air from late morning to late night as we covet swimming holes and savor sunsets, share outdoor picnics with friends and experience all the activities that make this time of year so very dreamy.
Though we’re living in the summer moment here at Eugene, Cascades and Coast, we will begin to turn our focus toward fall futures. Where will this year’s colors be most resplendent? When will they first appear? If you’re leaf hunters like we are, you may have noticed that some trees are already in transition. We spoke with KEZI 9 Chief Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn and asked her to weigh in with an overview forecast for the season.
“This year, warmer summer temperatures are expected to cause leaves to start changing a bit earlier than they normally do with colors peaking around their normal time. Leaves begin to change across the United State in August, with peaks between late September and early November. Leaves in the Northeast, Rocky Mountains and the Upper Midwest will peak first, followed by the Pacific Northwest and then the Southeast.
Color will peak in mid October in the higher elevations of Oregon, where it gets cooler more quickly. This includes the Cascades, Siskiyou Mountains and Coastal Mountains. By late October foliage peaks across the rest of the state, including the Willamette Valley, Umpqua Basin, Rogue Valley and Cascade foothills.”
Follow along with this blog as we review the progress of our foliage metamorphose, here in Lane County and across the state. Tell us your favorite places, send pictures of what you see and learn more about Oregon with each week that passes.
We’ll tell you where to go, what you can do once you get there and explore the land in new ways then we have in past years. Get ready for bounty, get ready for adventure and get going on plans for your fall season vacations!