"The map should be especially useful to potential travelers, leaf peepers, and photographers as they pick future dates for trips to view peak fall in each area of the United States," Smoky Mountains founder and statistical expert David Angotti said in a statement.
By using a data-driven algorithm, the map analyzes temperature and precipitation records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with past leaf peak trends, to predict what foliage will look like across the U. S. in September, October, and November.
The 2020 Fall Foliage Prediction Map from SmokyMountains. com is finally live, which means you can officially start planning your outdoor fall activities and scenic road trips.
This year’s map begins on Sept. 7, a day when minimal and patchy foliage is predicted in only a few states. The map concludes on Nov. 23, when nearly the entire country will be be past-peak foliage.
You can learn more about the map and the science behind fall foliage on SmokeyMountains. com. is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company.