(Farmington) Predicting the peak of fall color can be difficult.
Missouri is blessed with a great variety of trees, shrubs and vines.
Their leaves turn at different times, so Missourians enjoy a fall color season that may last four to six weeks.
The Missouri Department of Conservation has a video on the fall tree watching season on their website, providing the best times to see the colors.
Normally by late October, the colors are fading and the leaves begin to drop from their trees.
Fall color is usually finished by the middle of November.
The progression of color change starts earliest in northern Missouri and moves southward across the state.
Generally, the color change is predictable but it can vary from year to year.
Much depends on the weather.