The start of a new season means everyone is switching gears at The Weather Channel! We asked our staff what autumn means for them and what they love most about it. Take a look at what they said below!
What’s your favorite thing about fall?
My favorite thing about the fall is the crisp and cool mornings with warm afternoons and light breeze. – Chris Warren, On-Camera Meteorologist
My favorite thing about fall is the invasion of the cool/crisp/snuggle producing air! – Stephanie Abrams, On-Camera Meteorologist
My favorite thing about fall is seeing all of the trees changing their colors. They don’t just change to a single color, like the summer green we are used to. They change into a wide variety of beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows! It is always a joy to see how a large expanse of trees can become quite a landscape of different and gorgeous autumnal colors.
– Heather Zons, Meteorological Content Producer
It’s that welcome change to cooler conditions, when all of nature begins to get ready for winter, from the trees and flowers to the insects, birds and other animals, it’s dynamic, it’s beautiful. Even the smell in the air is different, and to use all of my senses to enjoy that change is so enjoyable. – Tom Niziol, On-Camera Meteorologist
The morning after the first strong cold frontal passage. Crisp air, blue skies, and the smell of fall in the air. – Shane Brown, Meteorological Content Producer
The cooler temperatures! I’m not by any means heat-tolerant… so by the time fall rolls around I’m more than ready for the change to cool, crisp air! – Alex Wilson, On-Camera Meteorologist
Cool, crisp, refreshing mornings that give you a break from the humid summers! Those mornings are PERFECT for my Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!! #PSL #love – Sarah Dillingham, Meteorological Content Producer
Changing out the wardrobe, and finding my favorite sweaters and sweatshirts that I haven’t worn in a while. I also love those Fall comfort foods like: turkey chili in the crockpot, homemade chicken/vegetable soup, and sweet potato casserole! – Kelly Cass, On-Camera Meteorologist
What’s your favorite activity to do in the fall?
My favorite thing to do in the fall is hike with the family and dog. – Mike Bettes, On-Camera Meteorologist
There are so many things, down here in the south it’s a return to longer day hikes through trails covered with brightly colored leaves. As the temperatures cool even more, up north it becomes the time for bonfires that take the chill out of autumn evenings, the smell of the smoke from those fires as well as the wood stoves and fireplaces is a beautiful aroma, to me it is one of the hallmark aromas of fall!! – Tom Niziol
Georgia football tailgating and wearing cute jackets and scarves 😉 – Sarah Dillingham
Cooking chili and baking apple crisp, taking the dogs for long walks, watching football… they’re all great! More than anything I love leaving the windows open and sleeping in on those cooler mornings! – Alex Wilson
I love to watch football or go hiking on a beautiful fall day before the snow comes and closes the higher trails. – Chris Warren
As the weather cools down, I dust the cobwebs off my mountain bike! We love to hit the trails around a nearby lake. We also love hiking this time of year. – Kelly Cass
My favorite activity during the fall is watching college football with the windows open. – Stephanie Abrams
Football- playing, watching, and discussing. – Adam Dean, Weather Product Architect
My favorite activity to do in the fall is to make a bonfire! There is nothing better than spending a whole day raking leaves and branches up into a pile and then gathering up your family and friends to set it ablaze. You all get to sit around the fire and enjoy the brisk night temperatures and the sweet smell of the bonfire. (I grew up in the Midwest so that is a very common fall event for us, not sure about down here yet! 🙂 ) – Heather Zons
If fall is your favorite season, why?
It is a favorite in a way, but it has to share those accolades with 3 other seasons in my world, the beautiful birth of new life in the spring, the warmth and sunshine of the summer and of course the absolute pristine beauty and raw invigoration of winter. – Tom Niziol
Choosing a fav season is like choosing your fav child…I can’t play favorites! 😉 Fall is great because you get to change up your wardrobe and wear scarves and boots! – Stephanie Abrams
I love everything about fall! Pumpkin everything, the fall foliage colors, finally wearing those cozy sweatshirts and sweaters, various fall festivals… and of course, the anticipation for the holidays! – Alex Wilson
While spring is my favorite time of year, Fall is a close 2nd. I think it’s just change that I like, with both spring and fall being those transition times of year. Typically, the temperatures are more comfortable which allows us to get outside more, kick around the soccer ball, and even play badminton in the backyard! – Kelly Cass
Days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting cooler. Seems like everything calms down and it gets more relaxing. – Adam Dean
Fall is my favorite season. Growing up in Seattle, September is an awesome weather month. It’s also the time when you go back to school and football season is underway. – Chris Warren
Do you have a favorite fall memory?
As a kid growing up in PA we were surrounded by beautiful fall colors, and went to pumpkin patches to pick out the perfect pumpkin for carving! When I went to Syracuse there was a nearby town that did an apple festival that I never missed… and since then, I’ve found everywhere I live there’s an awesome festival during the fall months! – Alex Wilson
I have tons of great fall memories. Most of them involve a hike in the mountains followed by relaxing in the sunshine with a gentle breeze and great tunes on the radio. – Chris Warren
It has to be up north watching the leaves of the forests burst into hundreds of bright colors, imagining that entire hillsides are on fire with the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows that announce the fall season. Walking through trails as those beautiful leaves drift down to the forest floor is truly magical!! – Tom Niziol
Raking leaves with my sister and dad and jumping into the HUGE piles is my favorite fall memory. – Mike Bettes
Helping Dad rake up the leaves, and we all take turns jumping into the piles! As a kid I also loved candy corn which is out this time of year. – Kelly Cass
What does the fall season mean for you as an employee at The Weather Channel?
This will be my first fall season while working at The Weather Channel, and I am very excited! Just like with past seasons, I am excited to see what our viewers love to see when it comes to fall, whether it be the changing colors of the leaves or their temperature gauges slowly ticking down! – Heather Zons
As for being an employee at The Weather Channel, fall means a change in forecasting as the northern jet starts it’s push back South, so there are stronger fronts and even snow starting to pop up! – Stephanie Abrams
As a TWC employee, fall has it all! Tropics, second severe season beginning to show up, and even some first snows some years! Plus who can’t forget the amazing fall foliage photos that get shared to us over social media?! There are just too many breathtaking scenes 🙂 – Sarah Dillingham
The fall season means a lot surprisingly…hurricanes, wildfires, fall leaves, and snow storms! – Mike Bettes
You need to be ready for anything when working at The Weather Channel in the fall. There could be a hurricane to cover and a few weeks later there may be an early season snowstorm. – Chris Warren
At The Weather Channel, every season provides plenty of things to talk about. Of course it is still hurricane season (til Nov. 30th) so we track storms in the tropics. But also, the stronger cold fronts this time of year keeps us on our toes with regard to severe storms. Besides sharing Fall Foliage pics from our viewers, we also love to see those first reports of snow! – Kelly Cass
Fall means the return of Winter Weather Expert Tom Niziol from his long summer hibernation. It’s a long six months after that. – Shane Brown
Oh that’s easy, I begin to stir from my summer hibernation and dust off the cobwebs as I get ready to begin covering the winter season across the U.S. It is exciting to look forward to the change of the season as the weather pattern begins to energize for winter, it makes me shout out loud THINK SNOW!!! – Tom Niziol
Hurricane Season is waning while Winter Storm season has yet to ramp up. You do have the second severe season in there (October and November) but overall it’s a time to slow down and catch up on projects and develop new, awesome products for winter. – Adam Dean
What are you most excited about for fall? Do you have a favorite fall memory? Tell us in the comments below!