Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Friday:
84 Lihue, Kauai
82 Honolulu, Oahu
85 Kahului, Maui
85 Kona, Hawaii
82 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 530pm Friday evening:
Kailua Kona – 82
Lihue, Kauai- 78
Haleakala Summit – 52 (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.
South Kona…on the Big Island
Small Craft Wind Advisory…coastal and channel waters
around Maui County and the Big Island
Wind Advisory…Big Island summits
Locally strong and gusty trade winds, dry weather for the
most part…other than passing windward showers
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Friday evening:
27 Port Allen, Kauai – NE
35 Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
29 Molokai – NE
35 Lanai – NE
43 Kahoolawe – ENE
35 Kahului, Maui – NE
33 Upolu airport, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Friday evening:
0.30 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.10 Manoa Lyon Arboretum, Oahu
0.80 Puu Kukui, Maui
0.59 Kawainui Stream, 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. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1028 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 of our islands. This high pressure cell, and its associated ridge, are responsible for providing our gusty trade winds across our area of the north central Pacific at the moment.
A trade wind weather pattern will prevail…with windward showers at times. Satellite imagery shows 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. We can also see an approaching area of rather thick high cirrus clouds to our south, which will migrate over the islands this weekend. This high and middle level cloudiness will filter our daytime sunshine, and provide nice sunrise and sunset colors as well. Here’s the looping radar image, showing generally light showers arriving along our north and east facing coasts and slopes, which will take aim on Oahu tonight for the most part. The leeward sides will remain dry generally, with just a few stray showers during the night and early morning hours…on the smaller islands.
Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was partly cloudy with light breezes…the air temperature was 74.7F degrees – at 6pm this evening. I’ll be back early Saturday morning with your next new weather narrative, I hope you have a great Friday night wherever you’re spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn
Friday evening film: This time I’m going to see what looks to be a very interesting film called Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo and Isla Fisher…among others. The synopsis: the world’s greatest illusionists – “The Four Horsemen” – pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances. The super-team of illusionists shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of an elite FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse. I’ve seen the trailer several times, and each time I think to myself…this looks good. I’ll of course let you know what I think Saturday morning, oh by the way, its being called a thriller, and action/adventure film. It was filmed in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and New York City.
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: Post-tropical cyclone Andrea is moving quickly up the mid-Atlantic coast…located about 30 miles south of Cape May, New Jersey…moving northeast at a very fast paced 35 mph. The maximum sustained wind speeds were 45 mph. Here’s the graphical track map, along with the latest satellite image for this post-tropical cyclone.
Here’s what the forecast models are doing with this tropical cyclone
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 Sunday 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.
Here’s a satellite image showing an area of disturbed weather in the Philippine Sea…with a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 24 hours.
South Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
North and South Indian Oceans: There are no active tropical cyclones