While the hurricane season is likely over for the United States, other parts of the world are not so lucky.
In the western Pacific a powerful typhoon, named "Bopha", is making slow progress toward the Philippines where it is expected to bring life-threatening impacts.
Bopha reached the rare designation of "Super Typhoon" late Saturday, the equivalent of a strong Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Basin. It has since weakened slightly with maximum sustained winds below "Super Typhoon" status as of late Sunday evening, EST.
Residents of the central Philippines will need to monitor the storm for impacts beginning as early as Monday. Landfall itself will likely occur early on Tuesday in the central Philippines. Sustained winds over 100 mph, with gusts past 120 mph are possible across the region, along with flooding rainfall, storm surge and rough surf.
Warm ocean waters and relatively low wind shear will provide the opportunity for the typhoon to remain powerful as it slowly moves west-northwest toward the Philippines this weekend.
Interests in the Philippines will want monitor the storm over the coming days, especially its intensity, to determine potential impacts.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend, before July-like heat returns by next week.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
After heat has dominated headlines this summer, cool air has finally taken control of the northern half of Europe with no signs of departing anytime soon.
Steering winds could take Ignacio, as a remnant storm, into the southeastern arm of Alaska or British Columbia during the middle days of next week.
While Tropical Storm Kevin will stay well away from Mexico, its moisture will still lead to an increase in showers and thunderstorms from Baja California to the Four Corners region of the United States.
A stormy weather pattern will prevail through September across much of southern South America.
Long Island NY (1821)
Long Island hurricane of 1821 struck western Long Island. The storm affected a densely populated area where weather observers were common.
Tampa, FL (1935)
The "Labor Day" hurricane hit Tampa, killing 400 people. Earlier, this intense storm had a center barometric pressure of 26.35 inches - the lowest recorded sea level pressure in the Western Hemisphere.
Denver, CO (1961)
Earliest snow on record; a total of 4.2 inches. A great storm raged at high elevations with 2-3 feet of snow closing roads on Labor Day weekend.