Hawaii hit by floods from Hurricane Lane

Hawaii hit by floods from Hurricane Lane

Hawaii hit by floods from Hurricane Lane

The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as "an intense tropical weather system with well-defined circulation and sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher".

Coupled with less wind shear, this makes for a ideal scenario for a tropical storm. It is the earliest in a season that three named storms have hit the region, beating the last record - set in 1887 - by about a week. In the past, some of the worst storms in the Atlantic occurred during September.

But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kaua'i.

Tropical Storm BarryJune 19 - Tropical Storm Barry forms in the southern Gulf of Mexico.June 20 - Weakens to a tropical depression and then later a post-tropical cyclone.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the eastern Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour.

The center of the storm is located 1,105 miles ESE of HIlo at 14.2 N 139.4 W, moving west at 12 mph.


Tropical Storm FionaAugust 18, 2016 - Tropical Storm Fiona forms over the central Atlantic.August 21, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical depression without making landfall. They were embedded in a large area of storms where cloud top temperatures were as cold as or colder than minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 56.6 degrees Celsius).

Tropical Storm KarenOctober 3 - Tropical Storm Karen forms in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.October 5 - Downgraded to a depression off the coast of Louisiana.

Officials are reporting the first death associated with a powerful storm that initially threatened Hawaii as a hurricane and later weakened to a tropical depression.

With the forecast track keeps Miriam away from the Hawaiian Islands, no impact to land is expected through the Labor Day Weekend.

This is the second highest rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in the USA since 1950.

At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Norman was located near latitude 17.5 degrees north and longitude 114.6 degrees west. At least 13 people are killed along the storm's path through Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.

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