If you live in Louisiana, this time of year you start watching the weather maps. Hurricane intensity increases in September, taking advantage of the warm water in the Gulf of Mexico that's been warming all summer. So, one of my daily reads this time of year is the National Hurricane Center, where we find this lovely graphic this morning.
Sure, hurricane season starts in June, but I don't really get concerned until the last week of August. Then I keep an eye peeled until the first week of October.