Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Thursday:
84 Lihue, Kauai
86 Honolulu, Oahu
90 Kahului, Maui - just missed the record high temperature of 91 degrees…back in 1968 and 1980
84 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 Thursday evening:
Kailua Kona – 80
Hilo, Hawaii - 73
Haleakala Summit – 46 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 39 (13,000+ feet on the Big Island)
Hawaii’s Mountains – Here’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.
Returning trade winds…windward showers
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Thursday evening:
15 Poipu, Kauai – NE
27 Oahu Forest NWR, Oahu – NNE
27 Molokai – NE
28 Kahoolawe – NE
22 Kahului, Maui – NE
23 South Point, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Thursday evening:
2.50 Lihue, Kauai
1.41 Waihee Pump, Oahu
0.03 Mahinahina, Maui
0.88 Kainaliu, 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 ~~~
Returning trade winds…picking up steam into the weekend and beyond. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1027 millibar high pressure system located to the northeast of our islands. This high pressure system will bring trade winds back over the islands, becoming stronger both Saturday and Sunday. These trades should prevail well into the new month of June.
Satellite imagery shows clouds over the ocean, and around the islands in place too…with high cirrus clouds to the west and northwest. These high clouds will gradually come closer, and move overhead tonight into the weekend. Here’s the looping radar image, showing showers looming just to our east, which will be brought over the windward sides by the strengthening trade winds into Friday. The leeward sides should remain mostly dry, with another good day on tap there. I’ll be back early Friday morning with your next new weather narrative. Aloha for now…Glenn.
Here at my place in Kula, Maui, it was mostly clear…the air temperature was 68.2F degrees – at 825pm this evening.
Extra: here is a website dealing with volcanic haze..passed on to me by a friend
World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
Atlantic Ocean/Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones / Here’s a link to the National Hurricane Center in Miami…which covers tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea…and the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico all begin as of June 1.
Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones
Eastern Pacific: There are no active tropical cyclones
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
Here’s a wide satellite image that covers the entire area between Mexico, out through the central Pacific…to the International Dateline.
Central Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones / Here’s a link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)…covering our central Pacific. The hurricane season in this part of the Pacific begins as of June 1st.
Western Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones / Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), which covers tropical cyclone activity in the western Pacific, and the North and South Indian Ocean…and adjacent Seas.
South Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
North and South Indian Oceans: There are no active tropical cyclones