Lane Drops Over 50 Inches of Rain on Parts of Hawaii
Hurricane Lane has weakened considerably and mostly moved well west of the Hawaii, but not before dropping as much as 51 inches of rain in some parts of the Big Island.
Astonishing rain totals exceeded four feet in a couple of locations in Hawaii’s windward locations between Wednesday and early Sunday, according to the National Weather Service office in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Preliminary rainfall measurements from the Big Island of Hawaii over the last four days, associated with former Hurricane #Lane, have produced the third highest storm total rainfall from a tropical cyclone in the US since 1950. Graphic below shows totals for Big Island and Maui. pic.twitter.com/kUmLFv5TNb
— NWSHonolulu (@NWSHonolulu) August 26, 2018
The four wettest tropical systems on record for Hawaii are as follows, with Lane included:
Fortunately for Hawaii and the tropics, the rain is pulling away from Hawaii, and the other main islands (Oahu, Kauai and Maui) were mostly spared by the storm, although a major brush fire broke out on Maui on Friday.
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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi