2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

Our meteorologists anticipate a very active 2020 Hurricane Season amidst an ongoing national crisis. How might this change your approach to preparation before and during the storm?

Understanding what lies ahead is the best way to begin planning for direct impacts and related business disruption. Our experts are ready to share!

To help your business prepare for hurricane impacts, AccuWeather's expert meteorologists hosted a webinar on May 6.


During this exclusive webinar you’ll learn about:

    • Impacts of Hurricanes Barry and Dorian and Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019
    • In-depth look at the 2020 hurricane season forecast
    • Managing COVID-19 during times of disaster
    • Reducing the risk and liability before, during and after the storm

Dan Kottlowski

Lead Hurricane Forecaster

Dan Kottlowski has 43 years of experience as an operational weather forecaster. Dan leverages both his in-depth understanding of the weather and his top-flight communication skills throughout the year as an AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist. During the Atlantic hurricane season, Dan is the lead hurricane forecaster for AccuWeather and coordinates the AccuWeather hurricane team.

Dan's stature in the hurricane forecasting community led to his selection in 2011 for a special appointment at NOAA's National Hurricane Center. Dan served as an advisor to the Forecast Improvement Program, a NOAA initiative that sought his expert insight and ideas on how forecasters and researchers at the National Hurricane Center can improve communication to the public and create more timely products and services. Dan was also chosen by the National Hurricane Center to participate on a panel discussion during the Florida Governors Conference in 2018.


Becky DePodwin

Meteorologist, Product Training & Support Coordinator

Becky DePodwin is a meteorologist and emergency preparedness specialist with over a decade of professional experience serving partners and clients, combining expertise in meteorology, emergency preparedness, and risk communication. Becky uses best practices in emergency management to review and evaluate emergency preparedness plans, provide recommendations and develop guidance to partners on the integration of severe weather and hurricane warnings to ensure effectiveness.

Becky holds a bachelor of science degree in meteorology and a master of science degree in emergency management. She has spoken at a Congressional Science briefing on the importance of helping hospitals & healthcare facilities be weather-ready and provided written content and subject matter expertise on weather, preparedness, and safety content for AccuWeather Ready, a Weather-Ready Nation initiative. Becky was also a member of the team that received the American Meteorological Society’s Award for Exceptional Specific Prediction in 2018.