Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Sunday:
86 Lihue, Kauai
90 Honolulu, Oahu - highest temperature for this date (Sunday) 93 degrees back in 1985
90 Kahului, Maui - highest temperature for this date (Sunday) 93 degrees back in 1950
87 Kona, Hawaii
87 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 530pm Sunday evening:
Kahului, Maui - 85
Hana airport, Maui – 80
Haleakala Summit – M (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – M (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…windiest coasts and channels
Maui County and the Big Island
Our trade winds will remain active…strengthening
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Sunday evening:
24 Port Allen, Kauai – E
42 Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
27 Molokai – E
35 Lanai – NE
37 Kahoolawe – NE
35 Kahului, Maui – NE
30 PTA Keamuku, Big Island – NNE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Sunday evening:
0.45 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
0.32 Punaluu Stream, Oahu
0.06 Kula 1, Maui
0.29 Kainaliu, 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 ~~~
The trade winds will continue…increasing now into the new week. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1027 millibar high pressure center to the north of the state. At the same time, there’s low pressure systems, and cold fronts to the northwest. Finally, there’s a trough of low pressure over the ocean just to the north of Kauai as well. The trade winds are forecast to last well into the future, increasing in strength going forward.
Hardly any showers falling across the state…perhaps picking up some during the overnight hours locally. Satellite imagery shows very few low clouds offshore, nor over the islands either…with the exception of the Big Island at the time of this writing. There’s an area of high clouds over the ocean to the northwest through southwest of the state….moving eastward towards the state. Here’s the looping radar image, showing just a few showers moving across the windward sides of the islands.
In sum: the trade winds will keep blowing across our latitudes of the tropical Pacific, increasing a notch over the next few days. We’re already seeing evidence of this increase, with a gust up over 40 mph in the mountains on Oahu at the time of this writing. The NWS office in Honolulu has issued a small craft wind advisory over those windiest coast and channel waters…around Maui County and the Big Island. Satellite imagery shows a distinct lack of clouds, with a few just to the east of the Big Island as an exception. We’ll see an increase in high level cirrus clouds now, perhaps giving us a nice sunset in places this evening.I’ll be back early Monday morning with your next new weather narrative, I hope you have a great Sunday night wherever you’re spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn.
Friday Evening Film: There’s a film that I thought I was going to pass over, although my neighbor Jeff liked it enough, that he talked me into seeing it. It’s called 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, and Paula Patton…among many others.
The synopsis: Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur and star Mark Wahlberg reteam for this all-star thriller centered on the fragile alliance between two operatives from rival bureaus, neither of whom realize that the other is working undercover. For the past year, U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) and DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) have been on a covert mission to infiltrate a powerful narcotics syndicate. In the criminal underworld, trust comes in short supply. Stigman and Trench have been forced to work as partners, but continue to eye one another with an air of suspicion. Both men realize their only hope for survival is to stick together, however, after a sensitive mission involving a Mexican drug cartel goes horribly awry. Their identities compromised as their respective agencies deny any knowledge of their existence, Stigman and Trench must now elude capture by the authorities while using their acute criminal know-how to also strike back at the ruthless gangsters who would sooner see them six-feet underground, rather than rotting away behind bars.
~~~ This film was great, and I’m glad I followed the guidance of my neighbor to see it. It had all the necessary fighting and such, to keep the edge going throughout this action film…no lack of that. I typically don’t see films with these two particular actors in them, although this time around, I enjoyed their interactions quite a bit. If you enjoy these kinds of rough films, with lots of macho stuff being thrown at you, I think you would enjoy seeing this one. As far as a grade goes, I’m going with a B+ in terms of entertainment value. Here’s the trailer, just in case you have any curiosity about what I saw.
World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
Atlantic Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE HUMBERTO IS LOCATED ABOUT 1100 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF THE AZORES ISLANDS. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY HAS BEEN INCREASING
AND DEVELOPING CLOSER TO THE WELL-DEFINED CIRCULATION CENTER OVER
THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS…AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
TO BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR REGENERATION INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE…80
PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE AGAIN DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS AS IT MOVES TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND NORTHWEST AT 10 TO
15 MPH. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN FAVORABLE
FOR DEVELOPMENT AFTER THAT…AND THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE…90
PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS.
Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones
A LARGE AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER IS LOCATED OVER THE NORTHWESTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA. THIS DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE WESTWARD ACROSS
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AND INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO OVER
THE NEXT FEW DAYS…WHERE A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE COULD FORM
BY THE END OF THE WEEK. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO
BE CONDUCIVE FOR SOME DEVELOPMENT OF THIS LOW…AND THIS SYSTEM HAS
A LOW CHANCE…NEAR 0 PERCENT…OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS…AND A LOW CHANCE…20 PERCENT…OF
BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.
Here’s a satellite image of the Caribbean Sea…and the Gulf of Mexico.
Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
Eastern Pacific: Tropical storm 13E (Manuel) is active in the northeast Pacific…offshore from the Mexican coast. Here’s the National Hurricane Center’s graphical track map…along with a NOAA satellite image.
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)
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)