Air Temperatures The following maximum temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Saturday:

79  Lihue, Kauai
84  Honolulu, Oahu
84  Molokai
88  Kahului, Maui
86  Kona, Hawaii
82  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 510pm Saturday evening:

Port Allen, Kauai – 84
Hana airport, Maui – 73

Haleakala Summit –   54 
(near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 54 (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.


Aloha Paragraphs

Moderate trade winds, some windward showers…a few elsewhere




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

21  Port Allen, Kauai – ENE
29  Kahuku Trn, Oahu – NE
27  Molokai – SE
29   Lanai – NE
30  Kahoolawe – ENE
30  Kahului, Maui -NE
28  South Point, Big Island – NE

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

1.15  Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.59  Tunnel RG, Oahu
0.25  Molokai
0.00  Kahoolawe
0.00  Lanai
0.86  Puu Kukui, Maui
0.40  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 ~~~

Trade winds blowing through the weekend…into the new week. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1020 millibar high pressure system located far to the northeast of our islands…with a second larger near 1026 millibar high pressure cell to the north-northwest. At the same time, we see the tail-end of a cold front to the north of Hawaii, which is helping to keep our trade winds a tad bit lighter than normal for this time of year. Those trades however will remain active…with no end in sight from this vantage point. There’s a decent chance that we may see the trades slow down a touch later in the upcoming new week, as a trough of low pressure gets in between our trade wind producing high pressure system…and the islands.

Trade wind weather pattern will prevail, with windward showers at times…a few elsewhere. Satellite imagery shows lower level clouds to the north and east being carried our way on the trades, with a few patches offshore to the southwest. Here’s the looping radar image, showing light to moderately heavy showers passing by over the offshore waters, with some arriving along the windward sides of the islands…a few elsewhere locally too.

ost areas around the state will find fairly typical summertime trade winds conditions prevailing through the rest of this weekend…into the first half of the new week. Looking further ahead, the remnant moisture from now retired tropical cyclone Cosme, which was active in the eastern Pacific, may bring an uptick in windward showers later in the new week. At the same time, it may ease our trade wind speeds then too…stay tuned for more about these possible changes. I’ll be back with your next new weather narrative from paradise Sunday morning, I hope you have a great Saturday night wherever you’re spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn.

World-wide tropical cyclone activity:

Atlantic Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones


Caribbean Sea:
There are no active tropical cyclones


Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones


Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

Eastern Pacific: 
Tropical depression 04E is now active in the northeastern Pacific…located about 305 miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds were 35 mph, with a movement towards the north at 10 mph. Here’s the NHC graphical track map, along with a satellite image.

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 Monday evening


Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 06W (Rumbia) remains active, moving over the Philippine Islands…located approximately 64 NM west of Manila, Philippines.  Here’s the JTWC graphical track map for TS 06W, along with a NOAA satellite image.

South Pacific Ocean:
There are no active tropical cyclones


North and South Indian Oceans: There are no active tropical cyclones

Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)