Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Thursday:
83 Lihue, Kauai
85 Honolulu, Oahu
86 Kahului, Maui
86 Kona, Hawaii
81 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 Thursday evening:
Kailua Kona – 79
Hilo, Hawaii – 71
Haleakala Summit – 46 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 36 (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.
Hanauma Bay, Oahu
Small Craft Wind Advisory…coastal and channel waters
around Maui County and the Big Island
Locally strong and gusty trade winds, dry weather
prevails…other than passing windward showers
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Thursday evening:
27 Puu Lua, Kauai – E
32 Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
28 Molokai – NE
39 Lanai – NE
39 Kahoolawe – ENE
36 Kahului, Maui – NE
35 Waikoloa, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Thursday evening:
0.67 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.10 Tunnel RG, Oahu
0.41 Puu Kukui, Maui
0.54 Piihonua, 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…right on through the next week. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1027 millibar high pressure system located to the northeast of our islands. This area of high pressure has an elongated ridge of high pressure extending southwest…to the north and west of our islands. This high pressure cell, and its associated ridge, are responsible for providing our gusty trade winds across the Hawaiian Islands.
A trade wind weather pattern will prevail…with some increase in windward showers tonight into Friday night. Satellite imagery shows patchy low clouds to the east through northeast of the Hawaiian Islands. These clouds are being carried along in the trade wind flow, arriving along our windward sides…especially on the Big Island. Here’s the looping radar image, showing light showers arriving along our north and east facing coasts and slopes. The leeward sides will remain dry for the most part, with just a few light showers locally tonight.
Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was partly cloudy and calm…the air temperature was 68.4F degrees – at 821pm this evening. I’ll be back early Friday morning with your next new weather narrative, have a good Thursday night! Aloha for now…Glenn
Great video of the Haleakala Crater, Maui…sunrise – Full Screen is best
World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
Atlantic Ocean/Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones
A SMALL LOW PRESSURE AREA…ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE…IS LOCATED ABOUT 700 MILES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. THE LOW CONTINUES TO BECOME LESS ORGANIZED…AND STRONG UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVENT ANY DEVELOPMENT. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE…NEAR 0 PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 15 MPH. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND
Here’s a satellite image showing this area, and tropical storm Andrea
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
Gulf of Mexico: Tropical Storm Andrea is moving into North Carolina…located about 50 miles southwest of Fayetteville, North Carolina, moving northeast at a very fast paced 28 mph. The maximum sustained wind speeds were 45 mph. Here’s the graphical track map, along with the latest satellite image for this tropical storm.
Here’s what the forecast models are doing with this tropical storm
ELSEWHERE, 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 evening
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.
Here’s a satellite image showing an area of disturbed weather in the Philippine Sea…with a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
South Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
North and South Indian Oceans: There are no active tropical cyclones