The fall season starts on September 22. People will say goodbye to the sizzling days of summer and welcome the cooler temperature of autumn. Fall is beautiful with its multi-colored leaves and temperate weather, but it can also be dangerous as it plays hosts to natural disasters such as fires and tornadoes.
While spring is generally regarded as the primary tornado season in the U.S., fall is the secondary season. Fall has enough most air and warmth to lead to unstable conditions that are conducive to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Cold fronts and upper-level troughs that affect both the South and the Midwest often cause tornadoes during October and November.
The fall season is also ripe for fires. The fire season peaks in September and October. The weather during October is especially favorable for potential forest fires, especially in the hardwood timber regions of the country. The combination of low humidity, warm temperatures, and partial leaf drop are conducive for forest fires. The West Coast has experienced many forest fires during the fall season in the past years.
In short, fall is a combination of beauty and risks. People should enjoy the magnificent colors of fall but at the same time be prepared for any natural disaster that may come their way. Know the risks depending on your area of the country. Have an evacuation plan and an emergency kit handy.
If a natural disaster does strike, know how to proceed. If you live in the Beehive State, contact a Utah disaster cleanup company. Experts in the field can help you safely clean the damaged area and restore your property to full capacity.