A Hawaiian hurricane is a tropical cyclone that forms in the Pacific Ocean and affects the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii lies in the central Pacific, where about four or five tropical cyclones appear each year, although as many as eleven have occurred, such as in the 1992 and 1994 seasons; rarely do these storms actually affect Hawaii. Before the 1950s, when tropical cyclone records were not kept, many windstorms struck Hawaii; if these storms were in fact hurricanes, they were not so identified. This is a list of storms to affect the state.
List of tropical cyclones
This list contains every tropical cyclone that had a somewhat notable effect on the State of Hawaii.
1843: The earliest report of a tropical cyclone that could have affected Hawaii was recorded in 1843. On September 23, a German ship recorded a cyclone (known later as the "Cyclone of the Lark") near 17°N and 141°W. No further records are available, But extrapolation of the cyclones forward movement would have sent it directly into the southern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Whether it even came close to Hawaii is unknown at this point.
August 1871: Excerpts from a Honolulu newsletter known as the Hawaiian Gazette describes a weather event that related closely to a tropical cyclone. Quotes from captains and civilians describe a severe windstorm that ravaged the islands for several hours. Damage is......