AccuWeather: Fall weather forecasting

Weather Maps and Satellite Images

Each week, AccuWeather Storm Shield will post updated, real-time weather maps and satellite images for the entire United States and Canada.

Forecast Points

Now that Fall is officially here, and the temperature is now dropping, this is the perfect time to start thinking about winter. Winter is the season where one of the most destructive weather patterns is formed, and the Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, or is expected to start.

For the more experienced reader, these maps may seem a little redundant, but those of you that are new to these maps and are wanting some tips on when to put on the rain boots and take cover, these are key pages to bookmark and study!

Coastal Flood Potential

This new map actually focuses on coastal flooding through the fall and winter. Many of us have heard that Hurricane Michael made landfall within the last week or so, and the path of the storm can be deceiving, as the strongest winds didn’t affect the Atlantic Seaboard but were located in the Gulf Coast.

The map shows the statistical probabilities of coastal flooding over the upcoming winter months.

The Gulf Coast is shown to be most likely to experience coastal flooding before the full onslaught of winter, and the Eastern Seaboard is shown to be more likely to experience flooding after the last quarter of winter.


Jason Kottke

Jason Kottke is a Meteorologist for AccuWeather in Hobe Sound, Florida. He has over 12 years of experience in broadcast meteorology and his position requires him to continually communicate scientific information and forecasts that appear credible and understandable to viewers. Kottke is also a licensed pilot with a private pilot certificate.

Leonard You

Leonard You is a Meteorologist and graphic designer for AccuWeather. He enjoys illustrating weather forecasts and scientific and technological news. You attends Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jen Haslam

Jen Haslam is a Meteorologist at AccuWeather in Phoenix, Arizona. She likes sharing and editing forecasts and other content on the AccuWeather Facebook and Twitter accounts. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

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