Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Monday:
83 Lihue, Kauai
85 Honolulu, Oahu
89 Kahului, Maui
85 Kona, Hawaii
84 Hilo, Hawaii
Air Temperatures ranged between these warmest and coolest spots near sea level – and on the highest mountain tops on Maui and the Big Island…as of 810pm Monday evening:
Kailua Kona– 79
Hilo, Hawaii – 73
Haleakala Summit – 52 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 37 (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.
Small Craft Wind Advisory…coastal and channel waters
around Maui County and the Big Island
Locally strong and gusty trade winds, dry weather for the
most part…other than passing windward showers
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Monday evening:
27 Port Allen, Kauai – ENE
33 Kuaokala, Oahu – NNE
28 Molokai – NE
32 Lanai – NE
33 Kahoolawe – NE
31 Kahului, Maui – NE
30 Pali 2, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Monday evening:
0.28 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.06 Kamananui Stream, Oahu
0.27 Puu Kukui, Maui
0.15 Glenwood, 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 ~~~
Active trade winds…through the next week at least. Here’s a weather chart showing a strong near 1038 millibar high pressure system located far to the north-northeast of our islands. This high pressure cell is responsible for providing our gusty trade winds across our area for the time being. There’s a good chance that breezy trade winds will grace the islands through the remainder of this month…with day to day slight variations in strength.
A trade wind weather pattern will prevail, with a few windward showers…along with high cirrus clouds. Satellite imagery shows high cirrus clouds over the islands in places…and over the ocean in all directions. These high level clouds will filter our daytime sunshine at times, and provide nice sunset and sunrise colors as well. Here’s the looping radar image, showing a few showers arriving along our north and east facing coasts and slopes, and along the southeast slopes of the Big Island. The leeward sides will remain generally dry, with just a few stray showers during the night and early morning hours…on the smaller islands. The overall picture shows somewhat less shower activity along our windward sides this week.
Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was cloudy and near calm…the air temperature was 67.6F degrees – at 825pm this evening. I’ll be back with your next new weather narrative early Tuesday morning, I hope you have a great Monday night wherever you’re spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn
World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
Atlantic Ocean/Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
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.
No Tropical cyclones are expected through Thursday morning
Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03W (Yagi) remains active in the northwest Pacific, located approximately 283 NM south-southwest of Camp Fuji, Japan, moving north-northeast at 12 knots. Maximum sustained winds were 45 knots (52 mph), with gusts to near 55 knots (63 mph). Here’s the JTWC graphical track map…as Yagi heads towards the Japanese Islands, before curving eastward and southeastward away from those islands. Here’s a satellite image showing this tropical storm.
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