Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Monday:
84 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 around the state…as of 810pm Monday evening:
Kailua Kona – 80
Hilo, Hawaii - 75
Haleakala Summit – 50 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 32 (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
High Surf Advisory…south facing shores
Wind Advisory…on the Big Island summits
Locally strong and gusty trade winds, generally dry weather
prevails…other than windward showers
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Monday evening:
27 Waimea Heights, Kauai – ENE
38 Oahu Forest NWR, Oahu – NE
23 Molokai – NE
39 Kahoolawe – NE
33 Kahului, Maui – NE
33 Pali 2, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Monday evening:
0.75 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.04 Oahu Forest NWR, Oahu
0.05 Puu Kukui, Maui
0.23 Kealakekua, 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 ~~~
Still gusty trade winds today…gradually easing up a little into mid-week. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1028 millibar high pressure system located well to the northeast of our islands, which is responsible for keeping our trade winds going. This high pressure system will keep our trades blowing over all the islands. A late season cold front will be moving by to the north of the state, which is why the trades may ease up a little around mid-week. They will then increase some thereafter…through the next week at least.
A fairly typical trade wind weather pattern, albeit on the windy side…remaining relatively dry through most of this week. Satellite imagery shows generally stable looking low clouds to the east through northeast, being carried along in the trade wind flow, arriving along our windward sides. There are also some brighter white high cirrus clouds located to the south and southwest of the state. Here’s the looping radar image, showing just a few light showers pushing through the state locally, along the windward sides for the most part. The leeward sides should remain mostly dry statewide, with more good weather gracing those south and west facing beaches again Tuesday. Speaking of the leeward beaches, there will high surf breaking there, be careful when you go in the ocean please! The main things for the time being will be the gusty trade winds, and fairly dry weather conditions, other than the usual few windward showers at times.
Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was mostly cloudy…the air temperature was 69.4F degrees – at 821pm this evening. Aloha for now…Glenn
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.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO HAVE NOT BECOME ANY BETTER ORGANIZED SINCE YESTERDAY. MOST OF THE SHOWER ACTIVITY IS STILL LOCATED EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE LOW DUE TO STRONG UPPER-LEVEL WINDS. CONDITIONS COULD BECOME A LITTLE MORE FAVORABLE FOR SLOW DEVELOPMENT DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO…BEFORE THE LOW INTERACTS WITH AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A MEDIUM CHANCE…30 PERCENT…OF BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT DRIFTS GENERALLY NORTHWARD OR NORTH- NORTHEASTWARD. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT…LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHEASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA… CENTRAL AND WESTERN CUBA…AS WELL AS THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE FLORIDA PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
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.
No Tropical cyclones are expected through Wednesday afternoon
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