Hurricane Walaka: Largest Central Pacific Hurricane 10+ Years – Path

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Former Category 5 Hurricane Walaka – Projected Path: Former Hurricane Walaka bypassed Hawaii and then became a tropical storm. Below are two images of the projected path; one from NOAA and one from Cyclocane.

Former Category 5 Hurricane Walaka – Cyclocane Model: The website Cyclocane uses multiple hurricane projection sources and finds any number of paths for former Hurricane Walaka: Alaska? Back to Hawaii? Over the top of Mt. Rainier? Down to Arizona?


Category 5 Hurricane Walaka – NOAA Model (Viagra Enhanced): NOAA projects former Hurricane Walaka to take a direct shot at Alaska. There have been plenty of social media comments about the unique shape of the path: “Walaka seems a little bit excited,” “They’re projecting 6 to 9. They’ll only get 3,” “Walaka getting a little ballsy today.” You get the idea.


Hurricane Walaka – Category 5: Hurricane Walaka was the largest Central Pacific Basin hurricane in over a decade. We didn’t hear about it because it missed Hawaii by 1,000 miles. Even though it missed by so far, the size of the hurricane and the strength serve as a warning to remain vigilant.


Hurricane Walaka is the nineteenth named storm and the eighth major hurricane of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. The hurricane originated from over a thousand miles south-southeast of Hawaii on September 25. The National Hurricane Center tracked the disturbance for another day or so before it moved into the Central Pacific Basin.  Walaka gradually strengthened, becoming a hurricane on October 1. Walaka then began to rapidly intensify, reaching Category 5 intensity by early on October 2.  

If you look at the image from KHON2 you can see how large the weather system was when compared to the State of Hawaii.


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It has been a busy hurricane season. The Weather Channel reports, “Two of the Three Busiest Eastern Pacific Hurricane Seasons Have Now Occurred in the Past Four Years.” Click image below for video.


NOAA – Number of Tropical Cyclones per 100 Years: It is not too late in the season for a Pacific Ocean hurricane to form.

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The Kona Rain Shadow: As we discuss why Kona gets so little rain, we will also talk about the hurricanes and tropical storms of 2018.

Three Pele-grown mountains protect Kona when weather originates from the east (and sometimes to the south): Mauna Kea at 13,803 feet, Mauna Loa at 13,679 feet and Hualalai at 8,271 feet.

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Read More: Kona And The Pillars Of Pele? Record Rain in Hilo – No Rain in Kona. The Kona Rain Shadow Effect.

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