Fly Into Fall Foliage

Flying deeper into fall with talk of foliage and frost! 

Kentuckiana residents are no strangers to the autumn allergy season. The most bothersome perpetrators this time of year include ragweed and pollen. This has many of us asking the same question: when will we get some relief from the relentless sneezing and sniffling?     

The answer?

You can expect the first frost of the season to kill off what's left of the ragweed and pollen that is still being carried in the air by the wind. 

OUR CURRENT STATUS

Within the next few days, our region is predicted to be partial; enough change to notice, but not nearing it's peak quite yet.  

Although 100% accuracy cannot be promised, these maps provide a ballpark estimate of when to expect the foliage. 

Smokymountains.com has forecasted Kentuckiana to peak near Oct. 21:

LOUISVILLE'S AVERAGE FIRST FROST (36 DEGREES) -- OCTOBER 20-21

AVERAGE FIRST FREEZE (32 DEGREES) --> NOVEMBER 1 

AVERAGE FIRST FALL HARD FREEZE (28 DEGREES) - NOVEMBER 12-16


MAPS COURTESY OF: 

INTERACTIVE FALL FOLIAGE PREDICTION MAP

MEDIAN FIRST FALL FREEZE NATIONAL MAP 

NWS LMK FALL FOLIAGE INFO

 

Once the allergens make their way out of here, you may be seeking some outdoor time to enjoy the beautiful scenery! I've rounded up a handful of popular destinations to enjoy the fall foliage.

  •  Bernheim Forest (20 minutes south of Louisville)
  • Red River Gorge (Stanton, KY) 
  • Brown County State Park (Nashville, IN)
  • Hoosier National Forest (Bedford, IN) 
  • Jefferson Memorial Forest (Fairdale, KY) 

Am I missing your favorite local spot to explore the great outdoors? Let me know! Tweet me at @ceandress_ with your suggestion. 


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