Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Wednesday:
83 Lihue, Kauai
86 Honolulu, Oahu
86 Kahului, Maui
85 Kona, Hawaii
83 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 930pm Wednesday evening:
Kailua Kona – 80
Hilo, Hawaii – 72
Haleakala Summit – 45 (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.
Kauai surf and sunset
Small Craft Wind Advisory…coastal and channel waters
across the entire state ~~~ except Gale Warning in the
Alenuihaha Channel between Maui and the Big Island
High Surf Advisory east shores…Thursday morning
through Friday evening
Locally strong and gusty trade winds…passing windward
showers at times, a few leeward sections at times
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Wednesday evening:
30 Port Allen, Kauai – NE
46 Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
35 Molokai – NE
39 Lanai – NE
42 Kahoolawe – ESE
31 Kaupo Gap, Maui – NE
38 Waikoloa, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Wednesday evening:
1.33 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.55 Manoa Lyon Arboretum, Oahu
1.18 Puu Kukui, Maui
0.40 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 ~~~
Locally strong and gusty trade winds…through the next week at least. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1034 millibar high pressure system located far to the northeast of our islands. This high pressure cell is responsible for providing gusty trade winds across our area for the time being…with top speeds this week occurring through Friday. Besides the current small craft wind advisories active across all marine areas, and a gale warning in the channel between Maui and the Big Island…we may see wind advisories going up over those windiest locations around Maui County and the Big Island over the next couple of days. There’s a good chance that these breezy trade winds will remain in force across the islands through the rest of June…with day to day variations in strength of course.
A trade wind weather pattern will prevail, with a few windward showers…along with a few high cirrus clouds locally. Satellite imagery shows scattered high cirrus clouds to the north and northeast of the eastern islands. These high level clouds will provide a nice sunset locally this evening. Here’s the looping radar image, showing some showers arriving along our windward 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. Finally, a new high surf event will occur Thursday into Friday, as the waves rise on the east facing shores of all the islands…gradually lowering this weekend.
Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was clear to partly cloudy and calm…the air temperature was 67.3F degrees – at 950pm this evening. I’ll be back with your next new weather narrative early Thursday morning, I hope you have a great Wednesday 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 Saturday morning
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