Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Monday:
86 Lihue, Kauai
87 Honolulu, Oahu
93 Kahului, Maui – record high temperature for Monday was 95 degrees…back in 1953
89 Kailua Kona
87 Hilo, Hawaii
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands, as of Monday evening:
0.28 Mount Waialeale, Kauai
2.92 Waihee Pump, Oahu
0.17 Molokai AP, Molokai
0.67 Waiakea Uka, Big Island
The following numbers represent the strongest wind gusts (mph)…as of Monday evening:
13 Mana, Kauai
15 Bellows, Oahu
14 Hana, Maui
23 Upolu AP, 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.
Satellite imagery shows former tropical cyclone Marie well northeast
of Hawaii…which is no threat to our islands – that cloud tail hanging
down to the south could bring some showers our way later in the week
Here’s a real time wind profiler showing a couple of counter-clockwise
rotating low pressure systems…with the biggest spin being retired Marie
Light winds with afternoon upcountry clouds and showers here and there,
along with a few showers elsewhere through this Labor Day holiday…
through the first half of this week – sultry
~~~ Hawaii Weather Narrative ~~~
Light winds…with daytime sea breezes along the leeward beaches. 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. We find a moderately strong high pressure system to our northeast. At the same time, there’s a former tropical cyclone to the northeast of Hawaii…moving westward slowly. This low pressure system will weaken our trade wind flow. We’ll see daytime sea breezes through these first couple of days of September, bringing muggy conditions to the state. The more customary trade winds will rebound again later Tuesday into Wednesday …although may remain somewhat lighter than normal for this time of year.
Satellite imagery shows clear to partly cloudy skies…with larger patches of clouds offshore. Looking at this larger looping satellite image, it shows clear to partly cloudy conditions over most of the state, although with clouds stacked-up around the mountains. Meanwhile, there’s areas of thunderstorms far offshore to the southwest, south and southeast. There’s low clouds being carried our way on the light east-southeast breezes, which will drop a few showers locally. The lighter winds will also prompt afternoon clouds and some showers over our leeward upcountry areas at times locally too. Here’s the looping radar, showing a few showers moving across our island chain, which will continue in an off and on manner…a few of which will be moderately heavy at times.
The computer models are keeping the threat of tropical cyclones well away from Hawaii…for the time being. As we move through the next several days, the first days of our new month of September, the remnant circulation of former tropical cyclone Marie…will move very slowly across the area well northeast and then north of Hawaii. This former tropical cyclone will disrupt our trade wind flow, along with a trough in the vicinity of Hawaii as well…with clear mornings giving way to afternoon clouds and showers over the upcountry slopes, and interior sections. These lighter winds will cause rather muggy conditions to prevail during the days, especially near sea level locations, along with some volcanic haze in places too. The trade winds will rebound to some extent Tuesday-Wednesday, with a more normal trade wind weather pattern thereafter. I’ll be back with more updates on all of the above and below, I hope you have a great Monday night wherever you happen to be spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn.
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: Tropical Storm 05L (Dolly) remains active in the southern Gulf of Mexico, located about 85 miles east-southeast of La Pesca, Mexico. Here’s a graphical track map…along with a satellite image. Here’s what the computer models are showing for this storm.
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 14E (Norbert) is now active in the northeast Pacific, located about 180 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico. Here’s a graphical track map…along with a satellite image. Here’s what the computer models are showing for this storm.
Here’s a wide satellite image that covers the entire area between Mexico, out through the central Pacific…to the International Dateline.
Central Pacific: There are no active tropical cyclones
Here’s a link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)
Northwest Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
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: Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world – In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016.
Irrigation techniques, industrial and residential habits combined with climate change lie at the root of the problem. But despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, according to researchers from McGill and Utrecht University it is possible to turn the situation around and significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years.
In a new paper published in Nature Geoscience, the researchers outline strategies in six key areas that they believe can be combined in different ways in different parts of the world in order to effectively reduce water stress. (Water stress occurs in an area where more than 40 percent of the available water from rivers is unavailable because it is already being used — a situation that currently affects about a third of the global population, and may affect as many as half the people in the world by the end of the century if the current pattern of water use continues).
The researchers separate six key strategy areas for reducing water stress into “hard path” measures, involving building more reservoirs and increasing desalination efforts of sea water, and “soft path” measures that focus on reducing water demand rather than increasing water supply thanks to community-scale efforts and decision-making, combining efficient technology and environmental protection. The researchers believe that while there are some economic, cultural and social factors that may make certain of the “soft path” measures such as population control difficult, the “soft path” measures offer the more realistic path forward in terms of reducing water stress.
“There is no single silver bullet to deal with the problem around the world,” says Prof. Tom Gleeson, of McGill’s Department of Civil Engineering and one of the authors of the paper. “But, by looking at the problem on a global scale, we have calculated that if four of these strategies are applied at the same time we could actually stabilize the number of people in the world who are facing water stress rather than continue to allow their numbers to grow, which is what will happen if we continue with business as usual.”