September opened with minimal Hurricane Hermine making landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast southeast of Tallahassee and ended with powerful Hurricane Matthew—bound for the southeastern United States—crossing the Caribbean Sea. Also, Tropical Storm Julia contributed to locally heavy rain along the middle and southern Atlantic Coast. Meanwhile, remnant moisture from several eastern Pacific tropical cyclones—including Hurricanes Newton and Paine—reached the western part of the country.
Weatherwise Contributing Editor BRAD RIPPEY is the U.S. Editor of the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin of the Joint Agriculture NOAA Weather Facility.
Weatherwise Contributing Editor JEFFREY B. HALVERSON is Professor of Geography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.