High winds last week caused the peak fall color season to fly by in west-central Iowa.

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ latest fall color report, last weekend was likely the peak window for fall colors. Strong winds and storms caused many leaves to fall as they were changing colors. Hickories, walnuts, basswood, and oaks are showing yellow and deep browns as they continue to change colors in southwest and west-central Iowa. There are still many vibrant colors around the area, and most of the state is experiencing peak colors.