The frequency of convection at each grid point over the Northeast U.S. was obtained by summing every 15-min the composite reflectivity values that are at least 45 dbZ. There are preferred regions for convection within the Hudson Valley, western and southeast Pennsylvania, central New Jersey and into the Delmarva Peninsula. A favored initiation area includes the immediate lee of the Appalachians. There is a sharp gradient in convective frequency immediately west of the coast (around New York City) as a result of the cooler marine boundary layer. As the warm season progresses, the convective activity shifts more towards the coast, which is consistent with the warming sea surface temperatures. During the mid-day period (18-00 UTC), the maximum convection is clearly over inland areas, but by late at night (06-12 UTC) the convective maximum shifts more offshore of the southern New England coast. Composites using the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) to highlight some of the flow patterns attached to the favored areas of convective development. The various life cycles of convection over the Northeast are analyzed using Hovmoller plots to highlight genesis and decay regions.