It marks Florida's entry into its two most active hurricane months.
|Historical calendar chart showing the distribution of Big Rain Days (defined above), moderate rain days and "no significant" rain days for south Florida, from 1992 to present.|
Over the long term,
September and October account for over fifty percent of hurricane-strength storms to make landfall in Florida.
|Bar chart showing monthly distribution of storms to make landfall in Florida at hurricane-strength.|
Tropical Storm Gordon wasn't a hurricane-strength storm,
But it did make a Labor Day splash.
It registered as our third Big Rain Day (BRD) of the year.