by Connie Oswald Stofko
The leaves on the elm tree in front of my house are turning yellow and, in a week or so, will be floating from the branches, just like the leaves in the video above.
The reports signal when leaf color will be just changing, at the midpoint, at near peak, at peak and past peak.
Volunteer field observers send in their findings and reports are updated every Wednesday afternoon. The report shows expected color conditions for the coming weekend.
Western New York is divided into two areas: the Greater Niagara Region and the Chautatuqua-Allegany Region.