Hurricane Lane Sunset & local update
Aloha from Maui!
As I'm sure many of you have heard, there's a pesky category 4 hurricane milling about, causing all kinds of social ruckus. It's a large nasty storm, and has dropped anchor for a while to the south of us with a slow westward wander.
While the mainstream media is doing a pretty great job at covering the storm, there's definitely a bit of sensationalism happening here and there. Some might have you believe there are turtles and coconuts flying about the place, but the reality is that everyone is wondering what in the world they're going to do with 3 to 5 days' worth of ramen noodles and cheesy mac. Water is still flat on the south shore, some folks are out paddling this morning, and we've had a slow drizzle since last night.
There is an expectation of heavy rains tonight, along with winds in the 55+mph range, but that's not really new to the area.
With that in mind, there's definitely a potential for Hurricane Lane to turn northward and wander right into us, still a category 4 storm. We're not entirely out of the woods yet, but history has shown that the channels running south of the Maui Nui (group of island around and including Maui) tend to foil hurricane attempts at landfall here.
So...here's a peek at last night's sunset, my first hurricane sunset!