In 2018, Hurricane Lane was the wettest storm in Hawaii’s recorded history – dropping over 52 inches of rain in some places. Being the first tropical cyclone to make landfall there in over two decades, it was a major event that, perhaps surprisingly, resulted in only one fatality and about $250 million in damage.

As it approached the islands, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew one of its hurricane hunters into the eye of the storm giving us this eerily beautiful sight of the inside of the fierce storm.

Check out the details on NOAA’s P-3 Orions and if you’re really into it, this is a great firsthand account of flying into Hurricane Hugo back in 1989.

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