Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Tuesday:
83 Lihue, Kauai
85 Honolulu, Oahu
90 Kahului, Maui – record high temperature for the date was 93 – back in 1996
83 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 830pm Tuesday evening:
Kailua Kona – 80
Hilo, Hawaii – 74
Haleakala Summit – 48 (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.
Small Craft Wind Advisory…coastal and channel waters
across the entire state
Locally strong and gusty trade winds, dry weather for the
most part…other than a few passing windward showers
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Tuesday evening:
24 Port Allen, Kauai – NE
27 Kahuku Trng, Oahu – NE
18 Molokai – NE
30 Lanai – NE
35 Kahoolawe – NE
31 Kapalua, Maui – E
27 South Point, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Tuesday evening:
0.96 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.15 Oahu Forest NWR, Oahu
0.09 Hana airport, Maui
0.09 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 near 1037 millibar high pressure system located far to the north-northeast of our islands, moving slowly eastward. This high pressure cell is responsible for providing our gusty trade winds across our area for the time being…with top speeds this week occurring Thursday through Friday. There’s a good chance that breezy trade winds will grace the islands through the remainder of this month…with fairly minor day to day variations in strength.
A trade wind weather pattern will prevail, with a few windward showers…along with high cirrus clouds locally. Satellite imagery shows scattered high cirrus clouds over the islands…and over the ocean in most 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. 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 rather limited shower activity along our windward sides for the time being.
Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was clear to partly cloudy, with a nice colorful sunset followed by a very slim crescent moon…the air temperature was 68.2F degrees – at 810pm this evening. I’ll be back with a few more updates, I hope you have a great Tuesday 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
AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER LOCATED ABOUT 650 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO, WITH NO SIGN OF DEVELOPMENT…AS IT MOVES WEST TO WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT AROUND 5-10 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE…10 PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. Here’s a satellite image showing this area of disturbed weather offshore from southern Mexico. This tropical disturbance is being called Invest 93E, and here’s what the hurricane models are doing this is area.
Elsewhere, 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 evening
Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03W (Yagi) remains active in the northwest Pacific, located approximately 249 NM south of Yokosuka, Japan, moving east-northeast at 08 knots. Maximum sustained winds were 30 knots (35 mph), with gusts to near 40 knots (46 mph). Here’s the JTWC graphical track map…as Yagi curves southeastward away from the Japanese islands. Here’s a satellite image showing this weakening tropical depression.
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