Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Friday:
84 Lihue, Kauai
85 Honolulu, Oahu
87 Kahului, Maui
89 Kailua Kona
84 Hilo, Hawaii
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands, as of Friday evening:
6.49 Kilohana, Kauai
3.24 Pupukea Road, Oahu
0.43 Molokai airport, Molokai
3.09 Puu Kukui, Maui
12.68 Pali 2, Big Island
The following numbers represent the strongest wind gusts (mph)…as of Friday evening:
29 Port Allen, Kauai
30 Kahuku, Oahu
25 Kula 1, Maui
28 Upolu airport, 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.
Close-up satellite image of post-tropical cyclone Iselle…and Julio’s approach
Close-up satellite image of category 2 hurricane Julio
We’ll have locally very wet weather today…especially
on the Kauai and Oahu end of the island chain
We’ll find post-tropical cyclone Iselle moving away to our southwest…
which has been given its final advisory
Here’s a real time wind profiler showing weakening post-tropical cyclone
Iselle to the southwest of Kauai, in addition to category 2 hurricane Julio
further to the east-southeast
Hurricane Warning…Hawaii’s offshore waters
Flash Flood Watch…for the Niihau and Kauai – through noon today
Small Craft Advisory…for larger than normal swells around the state
High Surf Advisory…for hurricane Julio waves – east shores
~~~ Hawaii Weather Narrative ~~~
Post-tropical cyclone Iselle will keep blustery winds around some areas of the state tonight….although will lose its influence later Saturday. Here’s the latest weather map, showing the Hawaiian Islands, and the rest of the North Pacific Ocean, along with a real-time wind profile of the central Pacific…focused on the Hawaiian Islands. We have a moderately strong high pressure system located to the northeast of the state, with a ridge of high pressure extending west-southwest…to the north of Hawaii. Our local winds will gradually become more normalized as Iselle continues to migrate west-northwestward tonight into Saturday.
Satellite imagery shows low level clouds over and around the islands…with hurricane Julio now showing up to the east of the state! Looking at this larger looping satellite image, it shows the spinning low level clouds associated with former Iselle, after having passed over a portion of the Big Island last night, and scooting right along towards the west…to our south. Then of course, there’s that next dynamic hurricane out to our east…which makes me a bit nervous. Here’s the looping radar, showing showers falling locally…mostly in the light to moderately heavy range. Flash flooding could still occur locally, please drive very carefully if you have to be out during these tropical downpours.
Meanwhile, now retired Iselle’s brother, hurricane Julio is moving westward towards Hawaii…getting close later this weekend. This hurricane is rated a category 2 storm, which was category 3 just yesterday. Julio could bring another round of heavy weather to the islands later this weekend. However, the latest model data continues to show Julio staying offshore to the north and northeast of our windward sides. We may luck out with Julio, more so than what we saw with Iselle, that is…if he remains far enough offshore. This prospect is still slightly uncertain at the moment, however by Saturday his influence should become more predictable. It looks like the southern fringe of Julio could at least brush the windward sides of the islands…or more if the track shifts towards Hawaii. Looking at that satellite image of Julio above, it certainly continues to suggest we watch its progress closely. I’ll be back with more updates on all of the above and below, I hope you have a great Friday night wherever you happen to be spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn.
By the way, if you go to the bottom of this page, you’ll find some interesting comments that folks have written to me…be sure to click: View All
~~~ Hurricane Julio: will be moving west-northwestward on a path that would take it by to our north some 200 or so miles. The latest Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) estimates the sustained winds are near 100 mph near the center, with stronger gusts to near 121 mph. We’re still hoping that Julio will track by to our north, far enough to keep its strong winds and heavy rains out of our area.
World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
Atlantic Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
Here’s a satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean
Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones
Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones
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: There are no active tropical cyclones
1.) An area of low pressure could form early next week a few hundred miles south of the coast of Mexico. Some slow development of this system is possible after that time while it moves to the west or west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...20 percent
Here’s a wide satellite image that covers the entire area between Mexico, out through the central Pacific…to the International Dateline.
Hurricane 10E (Julio) remains active at the category 2 level, in the central Pacific Ocean, located about 500 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Here’s the CPHC graphical track map…along with a satellite image – stay tuned.
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)
Interesting: Are humans impacting the deep Earth? - Human forays deep underground, such as boreholes, mines and nuclear bomb tests, are leaving a mark on the planet’s geology that will last for hundreds of millions of years, say scientists.
In a new report, published in the journal Anthropocene, they say we are altering Earth’s rocks in a way that’s unique in the planet’s 4.6 billion-year history.
The phenomenon adds weight to the ‘Anthropocene’ concept — the idea that we have changed the planet so dramatically that it has now entered a new, distinctive phase in its history.
Scientists disagree about whether the Anthropocene should be officially recognized as part of the geological timeline.
Until now, much of the focus has been on changes at the surface, to the atmosphere, oceans and ecosystems. But according to Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester, who led the research, our influence below ground is just as pronounced.
‘The underground world is not one that most of us experience directly,’ he says. ‘Effectively it’s out of sight, out of mind.’
‘But we’re leaving a mark on the geology that will last for millions of years, probably more. Whatever we do in the future, that influence is only going to grow — we’ve set in motion a new phase in the planet’s history.’