Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Sunday along with the low temperatures Monday:
80 – 65 Lihue, Kauai
77 – 67 Honolulu, Oahu
79 – 70 Molokai AP
80 – 70 Kahului AP, Maui
80 – 68 Kailua Kona
80 – 67 Hilo AP, Hawaii
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (in inches) for each of the islands as of Monday afternoon:
0.14 Waialae, Kauai
1.17 Hawaii Kai, Oahu
1.83 Kula 1, Maui
6.99 Saddle Quarry, Big Island
The following numbers represent the strongest wind gusts (mph) as of Monday afternoon:
12 Waimea Heights, Kauai
13 Makua Ridge, Oahu
16 Kaupo Gap, Maui
22 Kaloko-Honokohau, Big Island
Hawaii’s Mountains – Here’s a link to the live webcam on the summit of our tallest mountain Mauna Kea (nearly 13,800 feet high) on the Big Island of Hawaii. This webcam is available during the daylight hours here in the islands, and at night whenever there’s a big moon shining down. Also, at night you will be able to see the stars — and the sunrise and sunset too — depending upon weather conditions.
A slow improvement is on tap over the next few days
A trough of low pressure remains near Kauai…although its influence is gradually diminishing
Partly to mostly cloudy…with most of the heavier showers now offshore to the northeast of Maui County and the Big Island
Showers are backing off – Looping radar image
Flash Flood Watch…Maui County and the Big Island
Wind Advisory…Big Island Summits
~~~ Hawaii Weather Narrative ~~~
Our winds will remain generally quite light…from the trade wind direction into Thursday. Here’s the latest weather map, showing our primary high pressure system far northeast of Hawaii, along with a second high pressure cell far north. The winds remain on the light side, which will continue through most of this new week. As a change of pace, we’ll see the return of light trade winds today into Thursday. They will be light enough that daytime onshore sea breezes will occur…along with offshore blowing land breezes during the nights.
Showers will be hit and miss today…thanks to a low pressure trough lingering near the state. We’ll find lots of moisture available for afternoon showers, especially over the eastern islands through the next couple of days. As this recent rainy episode finally shifts eastward, Kauai and Oahu will actually see some decent sunshine today, at least here and there. Maui County will enjoy some sunny periods today as well…with the Big Island not too far behind.
Weather models show another upper level trough of low pressure developing west of the islands…during the middle part of this new week. These models show deep southerly and southeasterly winds drawing tropical moisture back into the area again Thursday through Friday. Some of the models continue to suggest this potential wet weather could extend on into the weekend…although its still early to know for sure what the weather will be doing then.
Marine environment details: The Hanalei, Kauai buoy shows a subsiding trend in the seas and northwest swell.
The Small Craft Advisory (SCA) has been extended for another 12 hours to 6 pm HST this evening, although the area has been reduced to waters around Kauai only.
No large swells are expected during the next six days…meaning surf will remain below High Surf Advisory levels.
~~~ Sunday Evening Film, Rust and Bone, starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. A struggling single father helps a beautiful whale trainer recover her will to live following a terrible accident that leaves her confined to a wheelchair. Lonely and destitute, Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) leaves the north of France for his sister’s house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When Ali lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things quickly start to look up for the itinerant father and son. Then one night, after breaking up a fight in the club, Ali meets the radiant Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), and slips her his number after dropping her off safely at home. Though Stephanie’s position on the high end of the social spectrum makes romance an unlikely prospect for the pair, a tragic accident at Marineland robs her of her legs, and finds her reaching out in desperation to Ali. Her spirit broken by the same tragedy that took her legs, Stephanie gradually finds the courage to go on living trough transcendent moments spent with Ali — a man with precious little pity, but an enormous love of life. / Marion Cotillard continues to be my favorite actress, and this film was full of her triumphs…along with a very large dose of suffering. Her love interest in this film played an incredible role as well. They were stunning in this performance, coming away with an A- grade in my opinion, as was my friend Jeff’s take on the film.
Heavy showers might erupt this afternoon over the eastern islands…although conditions seem to be improving to some degree, especially over the western islands
World-wide tropical cyclone activity…with storms showing up when active
>>> Atlantic Ocean: The 2016 hurricane season has ended
Here’s a satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean
>>> Caribbean: The 2016 hurricane season has ended
>>> Gulf of Mexico: The 2016 hurricane season has ended
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: The 2016 hurricane season has ended
Here’s a wide satellite image that covers the entire area between Mexico, out through the central Pacific…to the International Dateline.
Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
>>> Central Pacific: The 2016 hurricane season has ended
Here’s a link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)
>>> South Pacific Ocean: No active tropical cyclones
>>> North and South Indian Oceans / Arabian Sea: No active tropical cyclones
Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
Interesting: Four of the world’s largest cities have announced that they will ban diesel cars by 2025 in an effort to cut air pollution. – Leaders from Paris, Madrid, Athens, and Mexico City made the declaration at the C40 Mayors Summit, a biennial meeting of civic leaders concerned about climate change.
Toxic air is responsible for an estimated 3 million premature deaths each year, according to recent research by the World Health Organization.
While diesel engines burn fuel more efficiently and therefore release less carbon dioxide, they do produce nitrogen dioxide and particulates that can inflame and damage people’s lungs.
“Mayors have already stood up to say that climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face,” said Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.
“Today, we also stand up to say we no longer tolerate air pollution and the health problems and deaths it causes.”