Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Saturday:
83 Lihue, Kauai
85 Honolulu, Oahu
87 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 around the state…as of 910pm Saturday evening:
Kailua Kona – 79
Hilo, Hawaii – 72
Haleakala Summit – 48 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 37 (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
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 Saturday evening
27 Port Allen, Kauai – NE
40 Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
30 Molokai – NE
36 Lanai – NE
33 Kahoolawe – ENE
30 Kahului, Maui – NE
27 Upolu airport, Big Island -NW
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Saturday evening:
0.19 Kilohana, Kauai
0.21 Wheeler Airfield, Oahu
1.09 Puu Kukui, Maui
0.46 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 ~~~
Active trade winds…through the next week at least. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1037 millibar high pressure system located far to the north of our islands. This high pressure cell is responsible for providing our gusty trade winds across our area of the north central Pacific for the time being. There’s a good chance that breezy trade winds will grace the islands through the remainder of this month.
A trade wind weather pattern will prevail, with windward showers at times…along with high cirrus clouds. Satellite imagery shows widely scattered 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 a large area of rather thick high cirrus clouds, and some middle level altocumulus clouds to our south and southwest. These will continue to migrate over the islands this weekend. These 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 just a few light showers arriving along our north and east facing coasts and slopes. The leeward sides will remain dry generally, with just a few stray showers during the night and early morning hours…on the smaller islands. The overall picture shows somewhat less shower activity along our windward sides as we move through the weekend, right on into the new work week ahead.
Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was partly cloudy and calm…the air temperature was 66.7F degrees – at 925pm this evening. I’ll be back Sunday morning with your next new weather narrative, I hope you have a great Saturday night wherever you’re spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn
Friday evening film: This time I went to to see 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’d seen the trailer several times, and each time I thought to myself…this looks good. It was filmed in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and New York City. ~~~ This was a very different type of film, unique, and very entertaining. There were a few soft spots, like the mild mannered love affair between a couple of the main actors, and the ending perhaps too. The high point of this film for me was the way these top notch actors worked together…very smart casting! I was with five other friends, and the grades ranged between many B’s, to a couple of B+ A minus’s.
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 Tuesday morning
Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 03W (Yagi) remains active in the Philippine Sea, located approximately 403 NM southeastward of Kadena Air Base, moving northeast at 09 knots. Maximum sustained winds were 35 knots (40 mph), with gusts to near 45 knots (52 mph). Here’s the JTWC graphical track map…as Yagi heads towards the Japanese Islands. Here’s a satellite image showing this tropical storm in the northern Philippine Sea.
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