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[View the story "Colorful Foliage As Peaks in the Northeast" on Storify]Colorful Foliage As Peaks in the NortheastThe peak of fall foliage has already passed from northern New York through northern New England, but for the big cities of the I-95 corridor, leaves are still turning. Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Oct 19 2012 05:21:41AccuweatherPhoto: From the AccuWeather photo gallery, ocecc submitted this picture from New Hampshire.The peak of fall foliage has already passed from northern New York through northern New England. Multiple frosts gripped the region during late September and early October, helping the peak of color to arrive on schedule."A frost helps to bring out the color. What happens is that the chlorophyll - which causes the green color of leaves - starts to break down. This basically exposes the other pigments like red and orange," Dr. Marc Abrams, a professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology at Penn State, said. Abrams began observing how weather conditions affect fall foliage 25 years ago.As of the middle of October, bright, peak fall leaf color is on display across eastern Maine, southern New Hampshire, western portions of Maine and Connecticut, central parts of New York state and in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania.Boston, New York City and Philadelphia are showing moderate fall colors with more color in the northern and western suburbs. The temperature has only dropped below 40 degrees once so far this season in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia on Oct. 13, 2012. The typical peak in fall foliage for these I-95 cities is late in October.AccuweatherFbcdnPhoto: AccuWeather meteorologist Jesse Ferrell took this photo near State College, Pa.AccuweatherPhoto: From the AccuWeather photo gallery, 1 Shutterbug1 submitted this picture from Ontario.ImgurPhoto: AccuWeather meteorologist Elliot Abrams took this photo near State College, Pa.AccuweatherPhoto: From the AccuWeather photo gallery, ohnstownwildfire submitted this picture from Pennsylvania.AccuweatherPhoto: From the AccuWeather photo gallery, laserjim submitted this picture of a tree with no leaves left in New Jersey.If you want more detailed information about your area, check out The Foliage Network.AccuweatherThe Foliage NetworkThe source for accurate foliage information. Providing foliage reports for Northeast, Southeast and Midwest U.S.Color TransformationBrightcove
Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Oct 19 2012 05:21:41
Cool and unsettled weather will continue across the Northeast through late week.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
A tropical wave west of the Cape Verde Islands looks like it could be the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.
It was a rather active past few days with tornadoes, flash flooding, and damaging winds targeting many communities from Tennessee to Massachusetts and in Colorado.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
Following the thunderstorms of early in the week, the Nation's Capital will see cooler and less humid air midweek.
Columbia, SC (1991)
July 1991 became the wettest month ever with
17.46" of rain. The old record was 16.72"
set in August 1949.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast
near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a
wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain.
Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.