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Hurricane Lane Photos Before The Storm

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08/23/2018 6:45 p.m. HST Weather Observations Kona: No rainfall yet. Nice Sunset.

Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane 8-23-2018 Projected Rainfall Totals Updated 10 p.m.

Kona
Big Island rainfall totals from 8/23/18 through midnight.

:Island of Hawaii 8-23-18  Inches
:ID Location  3-Hr 6-Hr 12-Hr 24-Hr
HKUH1 : Hakalau  : 4.54 / 6.29 / 12.74 / 21.45
PPWH1 : Papaikou Well (5070) : 1.23 / 13.63 / 13.63 / 19.32
SDQH1 : Saddle Quarry (USGS) : 6.54 / 7.63 / 11.12 / 20.84
WEXH1 : Waiakea Experiment Stn : 0.99 / 3.31 / 5.00 / 15.90
HTO : Hilo Airport : 0.27 / 1.27 / 1.82 / 12.01
MTVH1 : Mountain View (5000) : 1.81 / 8.71 / 8.71 / 9.42
KKUH1 : Keaumo  : 1.75 / 2.53 / 4.35 / 9.82
KPRH1 : Kapapala RAWS : 1.65 / 2.16 / 3.47 / 6.20
KAYH1 : Kapapala Ranch (15003) : 1.65 / 2.13 / 3.53 / 6.46
PPLH1 : Pahala (15004) : 1.24 / 1.64 / 2.43 / 5.05
NENH1 : Nene Cabin  : 0.90 / 1.17 / 2.91 / 6.86
HKO : Kona International Airport : 0.00 / T / T / 0.09

08/23/2018 5 p.m. HST – It was still so ‘clear’ you could see Mt. Hualalai.

Kona Weather

08/23/2018 1 p.m. HST Weather Observations Kona: No rainfall yet. Partly cloudy skies.

Hurricane Lane

Meanwhile, at the same time, 08/23/2018 NBC News reports: “Nearly 20 inches of rain fell on parts of Hawaii’s Big Island as a Category 4 hurricane approached the state on Thursday, closing a highway and causing landslides, and forecasters warned the islands would likely experience life-threatening effects even if they are not directly struck.”

Rain Shadow: Here is a link to the Hurricane Lane weather forecast from KHON2. Notice the ‘rain shadow’ during, at least, this part of the hurricane. Kona is frequently protected by the major mountains near our town: Mauna Kea at 13,803 ft, Mauna Loa at 13,679 ft, and, in our immediate backyard, Hualalai at 8,271 ft. In effect, for storms coming from the east, and sometimes from the south, the mountains block some/much of the rain.

Disaster Accident

The full weather video is below.

This is the projected rainfall for Thursday (8-23-18) through Saturday.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Big Island rainfall totals from 8/22/18 through midnight.

Island of Hawaii Inches
ID Location 3-Hr 6-Hr 12-Hr 24-Hr
HKUH1 : Hakalau : 4.03 / 7.08 / 10.65 / 17.50
SDQH1 : Saddle Quarry (USGS) : 1.38 / 3.79 / 9.24 / 15.99
HTO : Hilo Airport : 0.18 / 1.93 / 6.95 / 14.83
PHAH1 : Pahoa (5010) : 0.04 / 1.34 / 2.64 / 6.59
HKO : Kona International Airport : T / T / 0.09 / 0.13

We prepared our lanai by removing everything that could move in the wind.

Pacific hurricane seasons

After we moved everything from the lanai…

Disaster Accident

The sunset the day before the hurricane

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

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