Don’t Allow Severe Weather to ‘Fall’ on You
Tuesday marks the beginning of the meteorological fall. This is a little different then the astronomical fall which will be on September 23rd this year for the northern hemisphere. What is the difference between the two? In short, the astronomical seasons are based on the position of the Earth in relation to the location of the sun, while the meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle. Meteorologists and climatologists break the seasons down into groupings of 3 months based on the annual temperature cycle as well as our calendar. So the meteorological fall includes the months of September, October and November based off the average temperature during these months.
Fall is a time for kids to go back-to-school, football games, and cooler temperatures. It is also a time for strong winds, wildfires, early winter storms and hurricanes. The National Weather Service has kicked off a Fall Safety Campaign designed to get ourselves and our loved ones ready for the wild weather that fall brings. This event will run through the end of the meteorological fall, and hopefully will motivate the public to take practical steps to prepare for fall weather hazards. The safety campaign is a part of NOAA’s WeatherReady Nation initiative, which is designed to build community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.
Lets all get ready to enjoy the cooler temperatures, and vibrant fall colors that come from the changing of the leaves. Lets also get ready for the hazardous weather associated with fall by making sure we are Weather-Ready. Local National Weather Service Facebook and Twitter pages will be offering local fall safety tips on Wednesday’s and at the beginning of each month (weather permitting). For more information on how you can prepare for fall weather from NWS: Click here.