September 10th marked the peak of our 2016 Hurricane season in the Atlantic basin. This time of year the clusters of t-storms that are nearly almost always present around the equator have the highest likelihood of developing into an organized storm...a Tropical Depression, a Tropical Storm or a Hurricane.
Over the coming weeks, the waters of the Atlantic will begin to slowly cool and the threat of tropical activity will diminish. That does not mean the threat of a significant storm is no longer a concern. Remember that Super Storm Sandy devastated our area on October 29th, 2012.
The official end of hurricane season is November 30th but storms can, and have, occurred after that date. Case in point - Hurricane Alex, the first storm of our 2016 season developed out in the Atlantic during January 2016.