Air Temperatures The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Sunday:

79  Lihue, Kauai
82  Honolulu, Oahu
75  Molokai
77  Kahului, Maui
86  Kona, Hawaii
84  Hilo, Hawaii

Air Temperatures ranged between these warmest and coolest spots near sea level – and on the highest mountain tops around the state… as of 810pm Sunday evening:

Kailua Kona – 78
Hilo, Hawaii – 69

Haleakala Summit –   43 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)

Mauna Kea Summit – 37 (13,000+ feet on the Big Island)

Hawaii’s MountainsHere’s a link to the live web cam on the summit of near 13,800 foot Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. This web cam is available during the daylight hours here in the islands…and when there’s a big moon shining down during the night at times. Plus, during the nights you will be able to see stars, and the sunrise and sunset too… depending upon weather conditions. Here’s the Haleakala Crater webcam on Maui – if it’s working.

Tropical Cyclone activity in the eastern and central PacificHere’s the latest weather information coming out of the National Hurricane Center, covering the eastern north Pacific. You can find the latest tropical cyclone information for the central north Pacific (where Hawaii is located) by clicking on this link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. A satellite image, which shows the entire ocean area between Hawaii and the Mexican coast… can be found here. The 2012 hurricane season is over in the eastern and central Pacific… resuming on May 15th and June 1st 2013.


Aloha Paragraphs

Small Craft Wind Advisory…in the channels
from Oahu to the Big Island

Trade winds…lots of windward showers,
elsewhere at times too


Happy Mother’s Day!


The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Sunday evening:

21  Poipu, Kauai – NE
33  Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
28  Molokai – NE
38  Kahoolawe – NE
29  Lipoa, Maui – NE
30  Upolu airport, Big Island – NE

Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Sunday evening:

0.53  Mount Waialeale, Kauai
6.27  Waihee pump, Oahu
2.77  Molokai
0.00  Kahoolawe
2.79  Kahakuloa, Maui
2.37  Kawainui Stream, Big Island

We can use the following links to see what’s going on in our area of the north central Pacific Ocean. Here’s the latest NOAA satellite picture – the latest looping satellite image… and finally the latest looping radar image for the Hawaiian Islands.

~~~ Hawaii Weather Narrative ~~~

The trade winds will blow through the next week, locally strong and gusty…especially after Tuesday. Here’s a weather chart showing a high pressure center to the north…moving east. At the same time, we find a low pressure trough near the Big Island…moving west. High pressure to our north will be the dominate weather feature, with locally gusty trades continuing through the next week. Thereafter, and this is a long ways out, we may see another round of unsettled weather arriving late in the upcoming weekend, into early next week, stay tuned.

Satellite imagery shows a east-northeast to west-southwest oriented cloud band, stretched across the island chain. This cloudiness is associated with the enhanced moisture of a trough of low pressure…draped over us at the moment. These wet clouds will keep off and on passing showers over the windward sides of all the islands into Monday…and elsewhere at times too. Here’s the looping radar image, showing numerous showers falling along the windward sides of the islands, especially from Oahu down through Maui County…and the Big Island. We should begin to see some relief from these showers over the next couple of days, certainly by mid-week. 

Here on Maui [522pm Sunday, HST]: Considerable cloudiness, and lots of passing showers, at least locally, continues to fall over the islands. Maui has been no exception, with the windward sides of both east and west Maui…still soaking wet on this Mother’s Day evening. These showers haven’t been restricted just to the windward sides however, with some falling elsewhere too. ~~~ Speaking of which, this special day is one of the most special, at least in my book. I’m sure that we all feel this way about our Mom’s, they’re the best! My Mom, Dorothy James, lives in Long Beach, California, and I love her dearly. Here’s wishing all of you Mom’s out there, the very best day possible…we owe you so much. ~~~  Here in Kula, everything is still dripping, as we’ve had off and on, mostly on, showers all day. Here at my place, the air temperature was 70.5F degrees, while the Kahului airport at the same time, was 75…with light rain falling. I’ll be back early Monday morning with your next new weather narrative. I hope you have a great Sunday night wherever you happen to be spending it, Aloha for now…Glenn.

Friday evening film:
This time around I went to see one called Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, and Paul Sparks. The synopsis: two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios — he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow. This film is getting high ratings, with one popular reviewing website giving it a 98% liking out of 100! I thought this was a seriously good film, and felt it deserved an A grade, I really liked it that much. This film was drenched in the humidity and salty air of a delta summer, with super fine acting from all these fine actors. The directing of this film was incredible, which was emotionally engaging throughout, truly bringing you wholeheartedly into every scene. It was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time, here’s the trailer.

World-wide tropical cyclone activity:

Atlantic Ocean/Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones


Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones


Eastern Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones


Central Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones


Western Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones


South Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones


North and South Indian Oceans: Tropical cyclone 01B (Mahasen) remains active in the North Indian Ocean…located approximately 673 NM south of Calcutta, India. Sustained winds were 50 knots, with gusts to near 65 knots. Here’s the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) graphical track map, along with a satellite image.