Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > America - USA > Hawaii
Reload this Page >

Hurricane (Now Tropical Storm) Lane - August 2018

Hurricane (Now Tropical Storm) Lane - August 2018

Reply

Old Aug 24, 18, 12:46 pm
  #16  
Moderator: Hawaii-based airlines & Hawai'i forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ka ʻĀpala Nui
Programs: NEXUS/Global Entry, Delta, United, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott/spg, M life, and Hertz
Posts: 15,687
I’ve been watching KHON’s live stream; they are doing a great job on their coverage: https://www.khon2.com/live-stream
jspira and 747FC like this.
FlyinHawaiian is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 1:29 pm
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: San Francisco
Programs: UA GS, UA 1MM, Hilton Lifetime Gold, Marriott Gold, Hertz Gold
Posts: 1,528
Originally Posted by curl View Post
We are headed to KOA Saturday night. All word from the west side (Kohala area) so far is good. FS Hualalai was live on Facebook last night - looked overcast and calm -- and guest reports from Fairmont Orchid indicated a little rain. I've not seen cancellations on DL into or out of KOA so far.
UA has delayed flights into KOA and rain and wind now picking up on the WEST side of the Island now. Looking to see if the delayed AM flight into KOA has left SFO/LAX yet?
nomad420 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 1:39 pm
  #18  
Moderator: Hawaii-based airlines & Hawai'i forums
Hyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi [+MKK4 EBBER R577 EDSEL R577 ELKEY EXERT]
Posts: 15,562
I think for now, the Maui Beach Hotel would say that the coconut is MOVING and WET but still there...
jspira likes this.
slippahs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 1:43 pm
  #19  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 280
Heavy wind and plenty of downed branches in Ka’anapali, but no rain overnight. Friday morning is very smokey from a fire that broke out in Lahaina, and apparently a smaller one in Ka’anapali. The road to the airport is closed and people seem to be hoping for some rain, as the fire now poses a bigger threat than the hurricane.
SurlyJoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 2:41 pm
  #20  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Programs: Proud Charter Member of the OUM
Posts: 19,897
Currently a Category 2 storm, moving at only 2 mph. Tropical storm warning for the Big Island. Hurricane warnings for Maui and Oahu. Hurricane watch for Kauai.
DenverBrian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 4:12 pm
  #21  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: msp
Programs: DL Gold, Marriott Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 744
Originally Posted by nomad420 View Post
UA has delayed flights into KOA and rain and wind now picking up on the WEST side of the Island now. Looking to see if the delayed AM flight into KOA has left SFO/LAX yet?
i haven’t checked UA, but Delta SEA-KOA is on time and boarding now.
curl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 7:36 pm
  #22  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Programs: Proud Charter Member of the OUM
Posts: 19,897
Lane is weakening but still going very slow. Rain, rain, rain and rain. Meaning flooding. Winds may not be so much a damaging part of this storm as flooding.
DenverBrian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 10:18 pm
  #23  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Programs: Westjet Platinum, Fairmont Platinum RIP, Marriott Lifetime Silver, HH Silver, Aeroplan peasant
Posts: 1,192
Left LIH at noon today, a bit rainy in Lihue this morning, maybe a bit breezy! But nothing too unusual for the garden isle.

Flight LIH-KOA today was a bit bumpy at times, but uneventful. Kona was wet today, we had a brief break in the rain when we picked up the rental car. It rained on the way to Fairmont Orchid, the further north we went, the less rain. Hardly any breeze at all here. Storm? What Storm? Nevertheless, there were several restaurants that were closing early.

Went to Ali'i drive for a late lunch/early dinner at Fish Hopper, the waves were crashing on the seawall, making for some entertainment for the people on the sidewalk. More rain there, but tapered off in the evening.

So looks like I managed to completely avoid the ugly side of this storm, apparently Hilo side of the island has a lot of flooding and impassible roads. Hope the folk in Maui and Oahu don't get hit too hard.

Last edited by Arthurrs; Aug 24, 18 at 10:40 pm
Arthurrs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25, 18, 1:13 pm
  #24  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: msp
Programs: DL Gold, Marriott Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 744
Originally Posted by Arthurrs View Post
Left LIH at noon today, a bit rainy in Lihue this morning, maybe a bit breezy! But nothing too unusual for the garden isle.

Flight LIH-KOA today was a bit bumpy at times, but uneventful. Kona was wet today, we had a brief break in the rain when we picked up the rental car. It rained on the way to Fairmont Orchid, the further north we went, the less rain. Hardly any breeze at all here. Storm? What Storm? Nevertheless, there were several restaurants that were closing early.

Went to Ali'i drive for a late lunch/early dinner at Fish Hopper, the waves were crashing on the seawall, making for some entertainment for the people on the sidewalk. More rain there, but tapered off in the evening.

So looks like I managed to completely avoid the ugly side of this storm, apparently Hilo side of the island has a lot of flooding and impassible roads. Hope the folk in Maui and Oahu don't get hit too hard.
@Arthurrs, so things are good at the Fairmont Orchid? That is where we are headed too I was worried about erosion on their beach and murky water.
curl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25, 18, 1:54 pm
  #25  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Programs: United Mileage Plus
Posts: 11
I'm supposed to be heading to Lihue in about 10 days for a week. It looks like Kauai will mostly be spared but does anyone have any idea what the heavy rains will do to the trails and beaches? I remember when I first started planning this trip a few months ago some websites were mentioning how some of the hiking trails were closed due to heavier rains in the early summer/spring but they all had been cleaned up a few weeks ago. Will it still be worth it to go, or should I canx this one? Or are will still waiting to figure out the extent of any damage?
RespectedPath is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25, 18, 4:08 pm
  #26  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Programs: Westjet Platinum, Fairmont Platinum RIP, Marriott Lifetime Silver, HH Silver, Aeroplan peasant
Posts: 1,192
Originally Posted by curl View Post
@Arthurrs, so things are good at the Fairmont Orchid? That is where we are headed too I was worried about erosion on their beach and murky water.
Everything is getting back to normal here at the Fairmont Orchid. Heavy rain last night, a few sprinkles this morning. Beach is awesome, they brought out all the chairs/loungers from storage early this morning! Loving this view from my Lanai! What a great hotel, I managed to redeem a bunch of fairmont platinum certs to upgrade from garden view room all the way to an oceanfront suite, along with a free night!!! Looking forward to a sunset dinner, the views with the departing clouds should be incredible!
Arthurrs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25, 18, 4:14 pm
  #27  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Programs: Westjet Platinum, Fairmont Platinum RIP, Marriott Lifetime Silver, HH Silver, Aeroplan peasant
Posts: 1,192
Originally Posted by RespectedPath View Post
I'm supposed to be heading to Lihue in about 10 days for a week. It looks like Kauai will mostly be spared but does anyone have any idea what the heavy rains will do to the trails and beaches? I remember when I first started planning this trip a few months ago some websites were mentioning how some of the hiking trails were closed due to heavier rains in the early summer/spring but they all had been cleaned up a few weeks ago. Will it still be worth it to go, or should I canx this one? Or are will still waiting to figure out the extent of any damage?
I left Lihue yesterday, they seemed to have been spared completely from the storm, just a bit of rain that is not at all unusual at this time of year for the garden isle. The roads past princeville are still closed from last April's rain, but there are plenty of other places to hike on the island. Get yourself packing!
Arthurrs is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25, 18, 6:07 pm
  #28  
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Programs: United Mileage Plus
Posts: 11
Originally Posted by Arthurrs View Post
I left Lihue yesterday, they seemed to have been spared completely from the storm, just a bit of rain that is not at all unusual at this time of year for the garden isle. The roads past princeville are still closed from last April's rain, but there are plenty of other places to hike on the island. Get yourself packing!
awesome! Thank you so much!! This has definitely relieved a lot of pre trip anxiety!
RespectedPath is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26, 18, 10:13 pm
  #29  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 134
I'm slated to visit Big Island in the first week of September. Knowing the majority of the rain was received by Big Island, should I skip and go to Maui or Oahu instead?
transconsan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 18, 12:48 am
  #30  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Programs: Westjet Platinum, Fairmont Platinum RIP, Marriott Lifetime Silver, HH Silver, Aeroplan peasant
Posts: 1,192
Originally Posted by transconsan View Post
I'm slated to visit Big Island in the first week of September. Knowing the majority of the rain was received by Big Island, should I skip and go to Maui or Oahu instead?
If you were planning to visit the East side of the Big Island or Hilo, you may want to delay your plans, but otherwise the west side of the Big Island seems to have been unaffected for the most part by the storm, went to Ali'i Drive today, and all the shops were open.

Maui also suffered through some significant rainfall, Oahu perhaps not as much.
Arthurrs is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread