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Lahaina Maui Palms, Dark Clouds

Stormy Skies Over Lahaina

King palm trees bow in the wind beneath dark gray clouds layered to blue skies above Lahaina, Maui. Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui got its moniker in some part due to frequent wind and rain that helped shape the island.

On the Lahaina side of the West Maui Mountains you can witness sudden, brief storms like this many times throughout the year, accented afterward by a bright rainbow.

This picture, though, leaves the rainbow and afterglow to our imagination and instead focuses our attention on the eminent rainfall that keeps Maui’s hills green and rivers flowing.