Hurricane Kenneth (2005)

Category 4 Pacific hurricane in 2005

Hurricane Kenneth was the strongest hurricane in the 2005 Pacific hurricane season. After the hurricane died out, what was left of Kenneth came near another weather system, and it caused rain on the Hawaiian Islands.[1] Because of the heavy rain, there was flooding.[2] At Nu‘uanu Pali on Oahu, the rain reached 10.25 inches (260.4 mm). The rain was so heavy that 4.11 inches (104 mm) fell in one hour.[3] The rain reached 12 inches (305 mm) in other areas.[1] This made Kenneth tied for the 9th rainiest tropical storm in Hawaii. One example of the flooding was 1 foot (300 mm) of water on Hawaii Route 61. This flooded a few houses.[3] There was flooding on some rivers.[3]

Hurricane Kenneth
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Kenneth on September 18 2005.jpg
Hurricane Kenneth near peak intensity
FormedSeptember 14, 2005
DissipatedSeptember 30, 2005
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 135 mph (215 km/h)
Lowest pressure947 mbar (hPa); 27.96 inHg
FatalitiesNone reported
Areas affectedHawaii
Part of the 2005 Pacific hurricane season

Kenneth caused stormy seas along the coast. Waves were between 8 and 10 feet (2 and 3 metres) high. These high waves crashed along the east shores of these islands:

There was no bad damage, and no people were killed by Kenneth.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Andy Nash, Victor Proton, Robert Farrell, and Roy Matsuda (May 2006). "2005 Tropical Cyclones in the Central North Pacific". Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2007-01-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. Richard Pasch (2006). "Hurricane Kenneth Tropical Cyclone Report" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kevin R. Kodama (2005). "October 2005 Hawaii Precipitation Summary". NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office Honolulu. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
  4. "Event Record Details". National Climatic Data Center. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2008-01-13.