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

79 Lihue, Kauai
83 Honolulu, Oahu
M  Molokai
79 Kahului, Maui
83 Kona, Hawaii
82 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 643pm Thursday evening:

Honolulu, Oahu, Oahu -78
Kapalua, Maui – 73

Haleakala Summit –   M 
(near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 41 (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

Variable clouds with showers, some locally heavy with chance of
thunderstorms over Kauai and Oahu – improving conditions
into the weekend

High Surf Advisory…north and east shores

Flash Flood Watch…Oahu
and Kauai

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

20  Port Allen, Kauai – SE
12  Oahu Forest NWR, Oahu – NE
07  Molokai – SE
13  Lanai – NE
18  Kahoolawe – NNE
17  Kapalua, Maui – NNE
20  South Point, Big Island – NE

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

0.22  Kokee, Kauai
0.33  Nui Valley, Oahu
0.50  Molokai
0.36  Lanai
1.14  Kahoolawe
1.20  Kula 1, Maui
1.59  Keaumo, 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 ~~~

Light and variable winds will prevail over the islands…becoming light trades this weekend. Here’s a weather chart showing a near 1002 millibar, gale low pressure system to the north of our islands. There’s also an old frontal boundary over the central islands…which is mildly acting as a focus for showers. At the same time, there’s another more recent frontal boundary to the north-northwest of Kauai. The current light and variable wind flow will become easterly Saturday, and then shift to the southeast later Sunday into Monday…with possible voggy skies. The longer range forecast calls for more Kona winds (south and southwest) by Tuesday, lasting for a few days.

There will be showers falling locally, heavy at times, with a possible thunderstorm, improving conditions are expected Friday into the weekend…first on the Big Island and Maui. Satellite imagery shows multi-layered clouds over and around the islands. There are also a few thunderstorms to the northeast of the Big Island and Maui County. Here’s the looping radar image, showing light to moderately heavy showers over the offshore waters…moving up from the southwest on light Kona breezes. Improving weather conditions should fill back into the state this weekend. The long range outlook calls for more showers to arrive during the second half of the new week ahead, time will tell.  I’ll be back early Friday morning with your next new weather narrative from paradise. Aloha for now…Glenn


World-wide tropical cyclone activity:

Atlantic Ocean:
There are no active tropical cyclone

Here’s a
satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean

Caribbean Sea:
There are no active tropical cyclones

Gulf of Mexico:
There are no active tropical cyclone

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:
There are no active tropical cyclone

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)

Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 32W (Podul) is dissipating inland over Vietnam. Here’s the JTWC graphical track map…along with the latest satellite image. – Final Warning

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