Most South Florida hurricanes hit later
Given that today is the historical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and the attention it's getting, I figured it would be good to remind ourselves of the significance of this date (or lack thereof) to South Florida.
The graphic attached shows that although the basin-wide peak number of storms over the past 100 years falls on Sept 10th, the dates of hurricane landfalls in South Florida going back to 1865 tells a slightly different story.
Out of the 46 hurricanes that have either directly or indirectly struck mainland South Florida since 1865, 28 have made landfall after September 10th (61 %).
This is a significant statistic and illustrates the fact that we are historically vulnerable to hurricanes in the month of October - well after the "peak" of hurricane season.