Hawaii has experienced its fair share of disastrous weather this year. From potentially record-breaking rainfall to the destructive eruption of the Kilauea Volcano, the tropical islands have been in a frequent state of emergency in 2018. And now, a new threat looms as Hurricane Lane descends upon Hawaii’s Big Island. With winds of 160 mph, Lane is now a Category 5 hurricane expected to hit the island on Thursday. As the looming threat draws closer to the Hawaiian islands, here’s a look back at the weather events that have struck the Aloha state this year.kbbeggs EPIC RAIN GIANRIGO MARLETTA/AFP/Getty Images THOUSANDS OF EARTHQUAKES Handout/Getty Images KILAUEA ERUPTS Anadolu Agency/Getty Images LAVA BURNS
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