Hurricane Lane brought fire and rain to Hawaii

  • The background image shows a visible satellite image of Hurricane Lane on Aug. 22, 2018, when its eye was centered near the Hawaiian Islands. The white dashed line indicates the track of Lane, labeled with dates and times (UTC), and the color of the hurricane symbol indicates the strength of winds in the storm. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Hurricane Lane was an impactful event for the Hawaiian Islands. In August 2018, over a four-day period, Hawaii Island received an average of 17 inches of rainfall, with a four-day single-station maximum of 57 inches, making Hurricane Lane the wettest tropical cyclone ever recorded in Hawaii.