Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Tuesday:
83 Lihue, Kauai
88 Honolulu, Oahu
89 Kahului, Maui
87 Kona, Hawaii
86 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 830pm Tuesday evening:
Kailua Kona – 81
Lihue, Kauai – 76
Haleakala Summit – 43 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 34 (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.
Photo Credit…Doug Roane
Small Craft Wind Advisory across all coasts and channels
Gale Warning for coasts and channel waters…Big Island
Wind Advisory for the summit of the Haleakala Crater on
Maui, and the Big Island summits too - portions of
Kahoolawe, Lanai…and the Big Island
Strong trades through Thursday…then easing up into the weekend
Passing windward showers at times…a few in the leeward areas
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Tuesday evening:
29 Waimea Heights, Kauai – NE
39 Oahu Forest NWR, Oahu – NNE
33 Molokai – NE
39 Lanai – NE
45 Kahoolawe – ENE
45 Kahului, Maui – NE
52 PTA Range 17, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Tuesday afternoon:
0.48 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.10 Manoa Lyon Arboretum, Oahu
0.01 Puu Kukui, Maui
0.70 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 ~~~
Active trade winds through Thursday, locally strong and gusty…then gradually lighter Friday into the weekend. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1036 millibar high pressure system located to the north of the islands. The trade winds are on the increase…strong and gusty now through Thursday…with gusts up to 50 mph or a bit higher in those windiest places. Small craft wind advisory flags are now up over all of our marine zones across the state, along with wind advisories now necessary across those windiest areas around Maui County and the Big Island…including the summits. These blustery trades will gradually slide back into more normal realms Friday into the weekend.
A blustery trade wind weather pattern will prevail…with windward biased showers at times. Satellite imagery shows lower level cloud patches over and around the islands…which becomes more showery looking just to our east. Here’s the looping radar image, showing a few showers passing by over the offshore waters, with a few over the islands here and there…which will increase tonight into Wednesday morning. These stronger trades now should bring more windward showers our way, with a few traveling over into the leeward sections on the smaller islands. I’ll be back with your next new weather narrative early Wednesday morning, I hope you have a great Tuesday night wherever you’re spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn.
World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
Atlantic Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
Caribbean Sea: Tropical storm Chantal remains active as it moves very quickly over the Caribbean Sea…located about 235 miles south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sustained winds are 50 mph, with Chantal moving west at at a very fast paced 30 mph. Here’s a National Hurricane Center (NHC) graphical track map, along with a satellite image of this tropical storm. Here’s what the hurricane models are showing for this storm as it races through the Caribbean Islands.
ELSEWHERE, 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.
Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
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 Friday morning
Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 07W (Soulik) remains active, and is located approximately 546 NM southeast of Kadena, AB. Here is the latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) graphical track map, along with a NOAA satellite image for this very dangerous, and strengthening typhoon – there’s a chance that this typhoon could reach super typhoon strength…which is sustained 135 knot winds 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
Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)