Category 4 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration September 28, 2016 – October 10, 2016
Intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min),  940 mbar (hPa)

Overview Edit

Hurricane Ione of the 2016 East Pacific Hurricane season was a monster Hurricane. Ione eventually caused mass destruction on Oahu Island, Hawaii, becoming the First Hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii since 1992's Hurricane Iniki. Ione also tied Iniki's record as the strongest Hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii, with winds of 145 mph making it a Category 4 Hurricane. Ione also became the first ever Hurricane to make landfall on the island of Oahu.

History Edit

A Low Pressure area began to produce disorganized Thunderstorms while 1500 Miles (2,414 Kilometers) Southwest of the Baja California Peninsula on September 17. The area of low pressure moved To the west, entering the Central Pacific area of responsibility on September 24. Convection began to increase around the invest on September 26th. The low pressure system became Tropical Depression Four-C on September 28th, while located about 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) south of Hilo, Hawai'i. Four-C began to move in a Northwesterly while gaining strength, becoming Tropical Storm Ione in the process. On October 1st, Ione made a unexpected turn to the East and then to the Northeast. Under a favorable environment to make a strong hurricane thrive, Ione quickly became a Monster Category 4 Hurricane. Ione continued to move northeast at Category 4 Status for the next several days, bringing high surf to all of Hawaii and very high Storm Surge.

Early on October 4th, Hurricane Ione smashed into Oahu Island, Hawaii, causing massive amounts of destruction. Ione killed 54 people due to high storm surge and $4 Billion USD ($4 Billion Bahamian Dollar) in Damage. Ione then proceeded to pass over Oahu, with the next advisory listing Ione as a Category 2 Hurricane.

Ione then roamed to the North-Northeast, away from Hawaii, steadily weakening due to cool water Temperatures before Transitioning into a Extratropical Cyclone. Ione eventually became a large Extratropical Cyclone that brought blizzard conditions and heavy snow to Alaska, Western Canada, and the West Coast of the United States.

Records Edit

Ione is one of the Northernmost Pacific Hurricanes ever, still a tropical storm at 33 Degrees North before extratropical transition. Ione also shares the record with 1992's Hurricane Iniki for strongest Hawaiian landfall. Ione also holds the record for most destructive storm in Hawaii's history. Ione is also the first Hurricane to ever make landfall on Hawaii's Oahu Island.

Retirement Edit

Due to the devastating damage that Ione caused in Hawaii, the name Ione became the 5th name in the History of the Central Pacific to become a retired name. It was Replaced with the name Kalakonu on the Central Pacific name for Future use.

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