Tag: Hawaii Rain

The Name of the Rain in Hawaii

Most people would agree that there is one kind of rain: the wet kind. But just as the indigenous cultures of Alaska and Canada have dozens of different words for different kinds of snow, so does the Hawaiian language have a great many words and phrases that are specific to rainfall characteristics in different parts […]

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Heavy Rains Bring Landslides in Hawaii

When it rains in Hawaii, it not only pours, but it landslides, mudslides — whatever you want to call it; the islands’ mountainous terrain has been quite the set-up for natural occurrences like that. The mountains become so sodden with water that eventually gravity gets the best of the terrain, falling to the ground below. […]

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