Question: How often does a thunderstorm hit Hawaii?
Answer: Not often. Thunderstorms are uncommon in Hawaii, and the few thunderstorms that does hit the islands are generally short lived and mild.
Here's a chart detailing the amount of thunderstorms that hit Hilo (the rainiest populated area in Hawaii) in 2013, along with a few other locations that's near a large body of water:
|New Orleans, Louisiana||0||0||1||2||3||4||7||3||2||1||0||1||24|
|Salt lake City, Utah||0||0||0||0||5||0||9||8||6||1||0||0||29|
Isn't it interesting that Hilo, a warm tropical location with an average annual precipitation of 126.72 inches, sees fewer thunderstorms than the colder Seattle?