The people of the Hawaiian island chain are battening down their hatches, if they haven’t already, as the terrible twins Madeline and Lester approach. The “friendlier” of the two, Madeline, is already losing strength and may just barely skirt the islands. However, Lester, the angrier twin, whose current path is set to hit the islands full on, is following right behind. Lester could cause significant damage and we are keeping our fingers crossed regarding the safety of the Hawaiian people.
According to meteorologist Jonathan Erdman, Only 13 hurricanes have tracked within 200 nautical miles of the Hawaiian Islands from 1949 through 2015, for an average return period of once every five years, according to NOAA’s historical hurricane tracks.
General knowledge question for our readers: Should the storms currently approaching Hawaii be correctly categorized as hurricanes, typhoons or cyclones? The first person to answer correctly by typing their choice in the Comment section will get a “White Star shoutout!”