Air Temperatures – The following high temperatures (F) were recorded across the state of Hawaii Monday…along with the low temperatures Tuesday:

83 – 70  Lihue, Kauai
80 – 71  Honolulu, Oahu
81 – 65  Molokai AP
8664  Kahului AP, Maui
83 – 72  Kona AP, Hawaii
8471  Hilo, Hawaii

Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands Tuesday morning:

1.00  Waialae, Kauai
1.20  Poamoho RG 1, Oahu
1.70  Molokai
1.26  Lanai
0.19  Kahoolawe
3.32  Puu Kukui, Maui

2.78  Puu Waawaa, Big Island

The following numbers represent the strongest wind gusts (mph) Tuesday morning:

13  Makaha Ridge, Kauai
15  Palehua, Oahu
09  Molokai
10  Lanai
24  Kahoolawe
10  Kula 1, Maui
13  PTA West, Big Island

Hawaii’s MountainsHere’s a link to the live webcam on the summit of our tallest mountain Mauna Kea (~13,800 feet high) on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here’s the webcam for the (~10,023 feet high) Haleakala Crater on Maui. These webcams are 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 weak cold front is approaching the state from the northwest
Looping version of the central and northeast Pacific

Towering cumulus locally around the eastern islands…considerable high clouds still clipping the Big Island
Showers in the vicinity…some are locally heavy
Looping Radar Image
Looping Surface Precipitation…through the next 8-days

Please click this link…to see current Watches, Warnings and Advisories noted above

Hawaii Weather Narrative

Broad Brush Overview:
Our recent light winds will continue through the rest of the week. Locally heavy rainfall and a few thunderstorms are still possible, mostly over Maui County and the Big Island. A weakening cold front moving towards the islands, will push over the central islands by mid-week, with off and on showers remaining through the end of the week.

Details: Winds remain light, thanks to a weak pressure gradient between a low far to our north, and a ridge far to our northeast. A weakening cold front is approaching the state from the northwest. Over the next day or so, this front will weaken further and move across the islands, stalling and dissipating over the central to eastern islands.

The pressure gradient across the Hawaiian Islands will remain slack, and as a result we’ll see our unusually light springtime winds continuing through the upcoming weekend. A drier atmosphere, combined with warmer temperatures aloft, will arrive over the state tonight…which in turn will limit thunderstorm development by Wednesday.

Looking Further Ahead: However, with persistent light winds, look for a land and sea breeze cloud and shower pattern to persist, with slightly more showers during the afternoon and evening hours…for the second half of the week. Models show another low forming Thursday to the northwest of the islands, moving to the east before lifting to the north Friday night. A cold front associated with this low may approach the islands by the weekend.

Here’s a near real-time Wind Profile of the Pacific Ocean – along with a Closer View of the islands / Here’s the latest Weather Map

Marine Environmental Conditions: Winds will remain variable across the state, as a trough in the area continues to influence the local weather pattern. Light to moderate southeast winds ahead of this trough will continue over the eastern end of the state, while light to moderate westerly winds across the western end.

This general pattern will hold through Thursday. Trades will remain disrupted through the upcoming weekend, as a cold front approaches and moves into the area. Light and variable winds will hold Friday, then shift north to north-northeast late Saturday through Sunday…as the front moves down the island chain.

Surf along north facing shores will remain up due to a combination of a west-northwest swell and a north-northwest swell impacting the area. The north-northwest swell will linger with a slight upward trend tonight through Wednesday, then again by Friday. Heights will lower Saturday into Sunday.

Surf along south facing shores will remain small with south to south-southeast swells moving through.

Surf along east facing shores will remain small this week…due to the lack of trades.
Variable clouds, showers falling at times locally…some still heavy

World-wide Tropical Cyclone Activity

>>> Here’s a link to the latest Pacific Disaster Center’s
Weather Wall

>>> Atlantic Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones

Latest satellite image of the Atlantic

>>> Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones

>>> Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones

Latest satellite image of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico

>>> Eastern Pacific: There are no active tropical cyclones

Here’s an animated color enhanced satellite image of the central and eastern Pacific

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

>>> Central Pacific: There are no active tropical cyclones

Here’s the link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)

>>> Northwest Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones

>>> South Pacific Ocean:

Tropical Cyclone 25P (Harold)

JTWC textual warning
JTWC graphical map

>>> North and South Indian Oceans / Arabian Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones

Interesting: A few reflections on the current times:

* Half of us are going to come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem.
* I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe.
* I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
* Still haven’t decided where to go for Easter —– The Living Room or The Bedroom
* PSA: every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
* Homeschooling is going well. 2 students suspended for fighting and 1 teacher fired for drinking on the job.
* I don’t think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we’d go from Standard Time to the Twilight Zone* This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog….. we laughed a lot.
* So, after this quarantine…..will the producers of My 600 Pound Life just find me or do I find them?
* Quarantine Day 5: Went to this restaurant called THE KITCHEN. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.
* My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.
* Day 5 of Homeschooling: One of these little monsters called in a bomb threat.
* I’m so excited — it’s time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?
* I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to Puerto Backyarda. I’m getting tired of Los Livingroom.
* Classified Ad: Single man with toilet paper seeks woman with hand sanitizer for good clean fun.
* Day 6 of Homeschooling: My child just said “I hope I don’t have the same teacher next year”…. I’m offended. Keep smiling everyone