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Kauai’s record-breaking rainfall caused by supercell thunderstorms

  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                                Research by UH scientists on supercell thunderstorms — a theory behind Kauai’s April 2018 record-­breaking rainfall — is published in this month’s Monthly Weather Review. Kuhio Highway on Kauai suffered extensive storm damage.

    STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Research by UH scientists on supercell thunderstorms — a theory behind Kauai’s April 2018 record-­breaking rainfall — is published in this month’s Monthly Weather Review. Kuhio Highway on Kauai suffered extensive storm damage.

The April 2018 flooding from a massive storm over Kauai caused $180 million in damage, wrecked hundreds of homes and unleashed landslides that cut off the island’s north shore communities for months. Read more

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