Air Temperatures The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Friday:

83  Lihue, Kauai
84  onolulu, Oahu
84  Molokai
88  Kahului, Maui 
85  Kona, Hawaii
82  Hilo, Hawaii

Air Temperatures ranged between these warmest and coolest spots near sea level – and on the highest mountain tops around the state…as of 1010pm Friday evening:

Kailua Kona – 80
Hilo, Hawaii – 73

Haleakala Summit –  
46 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 34 (13,000+ feet on the Big Island)

Hawaii’s MountainsHere’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.


Aloha Paragraphs

Small Craft Wind Advisory
…southeast from Oahu over parts of
Maui County & Big Island

Wind Advisory…Big Island summits

Strengthening trade winds, just a few windward showers…dry
weather leeward beaches




The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Friday evening:

18  Waimea Heights, Kauai – SE
30  Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
23  Molokai – NE
35  Kahoolawe – ENE
29  Kapalua, Maui – ENE
29  Upolu airport, Big Island – NE

Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Friday evening:

2.06  Mount Waialeale, Kauai
1.37  Poamoho RG 1 Oahu
0.17  Molokai
0.00  Kahoolawe
0.26  Hana airport, Maui
0.56  Kawainui Stream, 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 ~~~

Strengthening trade winds…right on through the weekend into the new week ahead. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1029 millibar high pressure system located well to the northeast of our islands. This high pressure system will keep these trades blowing over the islands, becoming stronger both Saturday and Sunday. These trades will prevail through the first half of the new week ahead…at least.

A fairly typical trade wind weather pattern, albeit on the windy side, turning drier later this weekend…into most of next week. Satellite imagery shows low clouds being carried along in the trade wind flow, arriving generally along our windward sides. We also find those brighter white high cirrus clouds to our northwest…through southwest. These high clouds will migrate into our area, providing nice sunset and sunrise colors in the process. Here’s the looping radar image, showing those few showers pushing through the state locally, which increase a bit overnight into Saturday morning. The leeward sides should remain mostly dry, with more good weather gracing those south and west facing beaches. It appears that our upcoming weekend will be a fine one generally, with lots of refreshing trade wind breezes.

Here at my Kula weather tower on Maui, it was mostly clear and calm…the air temperature was 65.5F degrees – at 1030pm this evening.

Friday youtube music video, Simply Red…You’ve Got Itbest viewed full screen 

Friday evening film: 
This time I’m seeing a film with some of my favorite actors in it, and an actress who I like as well. This film, called The Place Beyond the Pines, stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, and Ray Liotta…among others. The synopsis: the daring new movie from the director of Blue Valentine, The Place beyond the Pines is a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons.

Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke’s ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies – which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper).

Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery’s confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.

I see that the movie rating website rotten tomatoes is giving this film a pretty high 82% rating, while the yahoo rating was coming in at 3 stars out of 5. The viewers reviews are generally good, although some folks were complaining about how long it was, which is 2 hours and 20 minutes. Actually, the more I read the reviews, the worse they seemed to get. I’m not worried though, as I like all the actors, and the subject matter – drama, crime and thrilling takes me where I like to go…as far as films go. So, I’ll give you my personal impression, and the friends that I’ll be with, Saturday morning. Until then, here’s the trailer.

World-wide tropical cyclone activity:

Atlantic Ocean/Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones / Here’s a link to the National Hurricane Center in Miami…which covers tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea…and the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico all begin as of June 1.


Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones

Eastern Pacific:  There are no active tropical cyclones



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)…covering our central Pacific. The hurricane season in this part of the Pacific begins as of June 1st.


Western Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones / Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), which covers tropical cyclone activity in the western Pacific, and the North and South Indian Ocean…and adjacent Seas.


South Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones


North and South Indian Oceans: There are no active tropical cyclones