Air Temperatures The following maximum temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Monday:

82  Lihue, Kauai
88  Honolulu, Oahu
86  Molokai
91  Kahului, Mauitied the record maximum temperature for the date…set back in 1952 and 1996
86  Kona, Hawaii
87  Hilo, Hawaii

Air Temperatures ranged between these warmest and coolest spots near sea level – and on the highest mountain tops on Maui and the Big Island…as of 810pm Monday evening:

Kahului, Maui – 80
Lihue, Kauai – 76

Haleakala Summit –  45
(near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 36 (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
Big Island of Hawaii

Small Craft Wind Advisory for those windiest coasts and
channel around Maui County and the Big Island

Rebounding trades into mid-week…increase in windward
showers during this period locally





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

25  Port Allen, Kauai – SE
25  Kahuku Trng, Oahu – ESE
27  Molokai – E
25  Lanai – NE
37  Kahoolawe – ESE
27  Lipoa, Maui – E
29  South Point, Big Island – NE

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

0.29  Puu Lua, Kauai
0.14  Tunnel RG, Oahu
0.01  Molokai
0.00  Kahoolawe
0.00  Lanai
0.10  Hana airport, Maui
0.26  Kealakekua, 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 through Thursday, becoming strong and gusty…then gradually lighter Friday into the weekend. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1031 millibar high pressure system located to the north-northeast of the islands. At the same time, we see a small trough to our northwest, reaching down to the west of Kauai…which is slowly moving away westward. The recent lighter than normal trade wind flow over the islands, will rebound into an active trade wind event over the next couple of days…becoming strong and gusty later Tuesday through Thursday. There’s a good chance that small craft wind advisory flags will go up over all of our marine zones across the state, along with wind advisories becoming necessary across those windiest areas on the islands too. These blustery trades will gradually slide back into more normal realms Friday into the weekend.

We will gradually move into a more robust trade wind weather pattern…with a corresponding increase in windward biased showers. Satellite imagery shows lower level cloud patches over and around the islands…which becomes more solid to our east. At the same time, there’s an area of brighter white high cirrus, and middle level altocumulus clouds over the the ocean to the southwest and northeast. Here’s the looping radar image, showing just a few showers passing by over the offshore waters, with a few over the islands here and there. At noted above, as the trades begin to increase, so in turn should our windward shower activity, with a few traveling over into the leeward sections on the smaller islands too. I’ll be back with your next new weather narrative early Tuesday morning, I hope you have a great Monday night wherever you’re spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn.

Special: video of the swirling fogs around the San Franciso Bay, called Adrift…by Simon Christen – full screen is best for viewing

Extra: youtube music video, Olomana…Kuu Home O Kahaluu

World-wide tropical cyclone activity:

Atlantic Ocean:
Newly formed Tropical storm Chantal remains active over the Atlantic Ocean…located about 235 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Here’s a National Hurricane Center (NHC) graphical track map, along with a satellite image of this strengthening tropical storm. Here’s what the hurricane models are showing for this storm as it heads towards the Caribbean Islands.


Caribbean Sea:
There are no active tropical cyclones


Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones


Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

Eastern Pacific:
Tropical depression Erick (05E) remains active although is weakening quickly, and is located about 110 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph, with a movement towards the northwest at 10 mph. Here’s the NHC graphical track map…along with a satellite image. Here’s what the hurricane models are showing for tropical depression Erick.

Elsewhere, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours

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.

No Tropical cyclones are expected through Wednesday night


Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 07W (Soulik) remains active, and is located approximately 315 NM south of Iwo To. Here is the latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) graphical track map, along with a NOAA satellite image for this typhoon. 

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)