Hurricane Lane

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Hurricane Lane was a 2018 Pacific hurricane. The storm threatened to hit the U.S. State of Hawaii.[1] It was the first Category 5 hurricane since Hurricane Patricia in October 2015.

On August 21, when Lane came close to the Hawaiian Islands, a hurricane watch was put up for Maui and Hawaii counties.[2] Early the next day, the watch was changed to a hurricane warning.[3]

Lane dumped heavy rainfall on Hawaiian Islands, with rainfall accumulations of over 50 inches in Mountain View, resulting of becoming the wettest tropical cyclone on record in Hawaii. It is also ranked as the second wettest tropical cyclone in the United States after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

On August 29, Lane was dissipated near the International Date Line.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hurricane Lane Bears Down on Hawaii (Report). The Washington Post. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  2. "Hurricane Watch for Hawaii". NOAA. Archived from the original on August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  3. "Hurricane Lane Special Advisory 30". NOAA. Archived from the original on August 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.