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.
A real-time wind profiler of the central Pacific.
Here’s the latest weather map, showing the Hawaiian Islands, and the rest of the North Pacific Ocean
Here’s the looping radar image for Hawaii
Glenn will be on vacation in California until November 18th
In his absence, you can get the latest weather information for
everywhere in the state, by clicking on the island forecasts
links…on the upper left hand margin of this page, below where
it reads Glenn’s Daily Weather Narrative
Glenn will provide a travelogue of his activities around
California…these writings will appear below:
~~~ Hawaii Weather Narrative ~~~
October 15-21st – In actuality my vacation began October 15th, although with hurricane Ana bearing down on the state…I couldn’t bear to stop my reports. So, I flew to San Francisco that evening, and took the Marin Airporter to my friend Linda’s place in Corte Madera. I covered Ana night and day, setting my alarm at 2am each night, to get up and access the latest information. It was a different way to begin my autumn vacation, although I felt moved to do it that way…under the circumstances.
October 22nd - I’m now down in Long Beach, at my Mom’s house, and have decided to call off my coverage of what’s now tropical storm Ana, well to the west of Kauai…as she continues to move away. My brother Steve flew in from Texas yesterday, and he’ll be here through the next week. My sister Judy has a day off from work today, so she’s going to come over and spend the day with us as well. As the oldest brother, and now that my Dad has passed away, I’ve called a James Family meeting…just to see how everyone’s doing. I’ll catch up with you again soon, Aloha…Glenn
October 23-24th – Here in Long Beach, the weather remains about as good as it could be. High temperatures are running from the upper 70’s to the lower 80’s during the days…with minimums in the lower 60’s. Skies have been totally clear with just a few minor cirrus streaks moving overhead at times. I’ve been walking with my Mom each morning for about 30 minutes, coming back to enjoy breakfast with her and my brother. My sister and her husband spent a good part of the day with us yesterday afternoon. I cooked a special dinner for everyone, which fortunately turned out really nice. The World Series (baseball) is happening now, so we end up in front of the TV each evening. A weak cold front is expected to move through our area this weekend, which will cool temperatures off quite a bit…which is fine with me. My brother is playing golf this afternoon, so my Mom and I will likely putter around in her garden. I will check back with you soon, for another chapter on being with the family. Be well, Aloha…Glenn.
October 25-26 – Hi again everyone, it’s Saturday morning, and I have a big day coming up. As I’ve been doing the last few years, I’m coordinating a 6th grade class reunion luncheon. This will include the teacher, Mr. Andy Seymour, along with several of his first students…from way back in the 1950’s. We’ll all meet at a nice restaurant on the beach, and spend several hours together, talking and enjoying a nice meal together. Then, I’ve been invited to join an old friend, Jack Keck, who I attended elementary, junior high…and high school with here in Long Beach. He and his family live in Oceanside, down towards San Diego from here, and have purchased a great 17 acre ranch as a second property. Jack has invited me to spend a couple of days with him there, taking the opportunity to catch up, and just hang out together. He’s promised some excellent Mexican food, good drinks, and I’ll bring several balls to play catch with. He and I were on the same Little League team, and perhaps we’ll watch the World Series tonight and tomorrow night too. I think the next several days will be very interesting, and I look forward to sharing some of the high points with you when I get back here to my Mom’s on Monday. Aloha…Glenn.
World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
>>> Atlantic Ocean:
Here’s a satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean
>>> Caribbean Sea:
>>> Gulf of Mexico:
Here’s a satellite image of the Caribbean Sea…and the Gulf of Mexico.
>>> Eastern Pacific:
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:
Here’s a link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)
>>> Northwest Pacific Ocean:
>>> South Pacific Ocean:
>>> North and South Indian Oceans:
Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
Interesting: Can the corridors under high-tension lines be important opportunities for conservation? – Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife.
Nobody loves electrical power transmission lines. They typically bulldoze across the countryside like a clearcut, 150 feet wide and scores or hundreds integrated vegetation management in right-of-way scores or hundreds of miles long, in a straight line that defies everything we know about nature. They’re commonly criticized for fragmenting forests and other natural habitats and for causing collisions and electrocutions for some birds. Power lines also have raised the specter, in the minds of anxious neighbors, of illnesses induced by electromagnetic fields.
So it’s a little startling to hear wildlife biologists proposing that properly managed transmission lines, and even natural gas and oil pipeline rights-of-way, could be the last best hope for many birds, pollinators, and other species that are otherwise dramatically declining.
The open, scrubby habitat under some transmission lines is already the best place to hunt for wild bees, says Sam Droege of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, and that potential habitat will inevitably become more important as the United States becomes more urbanized. He thinks utility rights-of-way – currently adding up in the U.S. to about nine million acres for power transmission lines, and another 12 million for pipelines – could eventually serve as a network of conservation reserves roughly one third the area of the national park system.
Remarkably, some power companies agree. Three utilities – New York Power Authority, Arizona Public Service, and Vermont Electric Power Company – have already completed a certification program from the Right of Way Stewardship Council, a new group established to set standards for right-of-way management, with the aim of encouraging low-growth vegetation and thus, incidentally, promoting native wildlife. Three more utilities, all from Western states, are currently seeking certification.