It’s Here! Fall 2020 Forecast Preview

It’s long-range forecast time for the start of Autumn this year. See what meteorologist Brian Ivey has to say about what fall weather is on the way. Brian goes over the temperature and precipitation trends he’s expecting in the coming weeks and also why the forecast looks like this. See all the details here on Snow Plow News!

A First Look at the Fall 2020 Long Range Forecast

While long range forecasts aren’t super accurate, there is real science behind it and it’s better to review what experts think is going to happen, versus just risking everything. In a weather-dependent company like snow removal, the more you know the more cost effectively you can plan and execute your business.

Fall 2020 Temperatures

First, Neoweather takes a look at long-range EARLY temperature forecasts for August 28 – September 11. During this time, they expect the middle of the country to experience cooler, true fall weather. Temps in the Midwest and Central U.S. will be slightly to well-below average. However, the opposite is expected on the coasts, where they will likely see slightly to well-above-average temperatures. Brian is less confident about the East Coast being above average – it may go back and forth quite a bit, but the West Coast is expected to be well above average with high confidence. The only swath of normal temps is expected to be the horseshoe border between the two anomalies.

September - November 2020 Temperature Expectations
September – November 2020 Temperature Expectations

After the first couple of weeks in fall, the cooler than average temperatures are expected to move out. After studying several models, Neoweather has determined their own Fall Forecast with moderate confidence. Neoweather believes that warmer than average temperatures will cover the entire country from mid-September through November. The hot spot will be limited to the Western Mountain region and the rest of the country (including the Midwest) will be only above average or slightly above average.

How about precipitation? Neoweather expects that the moisture this fall will stay north. The southern areas of the U.S. are expected to be slightly to well below average for precipitation. An exception for this will be hurricanes. We still expect to see a more active than usual hurricane season this year, which could change these numbers in the Gulf and along the East Coast. Higher than average precipitation is expected up north from Seattle to Detroit and down to Denver and almost as far south as St. Louis. New England, the Great Lakes, and the West Coast are expected to have average precipitation overall this fall.

September – November 2020 Precipitation Expectations

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