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Current Conditions

  • 82°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 63°
  • Pressure: 30.03 in. +
  • Heat Index: 83

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 83 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 83 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Waimea, Hawaii

Updated: 2:18 PM HST on January 27, 2015

High surf advisory in effect until 6 PM HST Tuesday...
  • Monday

    Plentiful sunshine. High around 85F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday Night

    A few passing clouds. Low 68F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 84F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low around 70F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    A few clouds from time to time. High around 85F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 69F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 84F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 69F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear skies. Low 69F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunny early. Becoming mostly cloudy with showers developing later in the day. High 83F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies. Low 69F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Sunny along with a few clouds. High 82F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 83F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 84F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A few clouds. Low near 70F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 84F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few clouds. Low near 70F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Considerable cloudiness. High 83F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Considerable cloudiness. Low around 70F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 High Surf Advisory  Statement as of 4:00 PM HST on April 27, 2015


... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM HST Tuesday...

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM HST Tuesday.

* Surf... 10 to 15 feet along north facing shores.

* Timing... through Tuesday.

* Impacts... moderate... expect strong breaking waves... shore
break... and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming
difficult and dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Beachgoers... swimmers... and surfers should heed all advice given
by ocean safety officials and exercise caution. Boaters should
expect recreational surfers and body boarders utilizing Harbor
channels to access surfing areas.





 Record Report  Statement as of 4:32 PM HST on April 27, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Kahului hi...

A record rainfall of 0.93 inch(es) was set at Kahului hi today.
This breaks the old record of 0.51 set in 1987.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Waimea, Hi 96796, Waimea, HI

Updated: 5:54 PM HST

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: ENE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Alli Road, Hanapepe, HI

Updated: 5:51 PM HST

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Koloa Landing - Whaler's Cove, Koloa, HI

Updated: 5:54 PM HST

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: ESE at 8.7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Na Pali Properties on Kauai, Hanalei, HI

Updated: 5:55 PM HST

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: ESE at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Wailua, Kapaa, HI

Updated: 5:54 PM HST

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: WAILUA HOMESTEADS, Kapaa, HI

Updated: 5:54 PM HST

Temperature: 71.9 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Kalihiwai Ridge 2.7 miles up the road, Kilauea, HI

Updated: 5:53 PM HST

Temperature: 71.9 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: North Shore of Kauai, Princeville, HI

Updated: 5:54 PM HST

Temperature: 73.7 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: East at 10.3 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Kalihiwai Ridge, Kilauea, HI

Updated: 2:52 PM HST

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Honolulu HI 
400 PM HST Monday Apr 27 2015 


Synopsis... 
a stalled front over the eastern half of the state will dissipate 
tonight...allowing strong northeast trade winds north of it to 
spread across The Big Island. Persistent showers remain anchored 
over windward sections of the islands...and will be greatest in 
coverage across Maui County. Breezy trade winds and active showers 
will continue through much of the work week...with the strongest 
winds expected Wednesday. 


&& 


Discussion... 
water vapor imagery shows an upper level trough moving away east of 
the state...with a high building in just to the north. At the 
surface...a weakening front is nearly stationary between Maui and 
The Big Island...with high pressure building far north-northwest of 
the state. 00z radiosonde observations show a weak and elevated inversion in 
Hilo...with a strengthening and lowering one near 7kft in Lihue. 
Precipitable waters are 1.27 and 0.89 respectively. Early afternoon 
mimic total precipitable water imagery shows the highest moisture 
focused near Maui County/Big Island...with drier air spreading 
across the state from the north. 


The old front continues to weaken...and the cloud band associated 
with it is starting to break up. Northeasterly winds near The Big 
Island will increase further tonight as the front dissipates...and 
they start to feel the stronger gradient that is in place across the 
rest of the state. Moisture associated with this front will keep 
conditions cloudy and showery across much of Maui County...with the 
greatest rainfall across windward sections. As the front 
dissipates...some of the moisture will spread westward and enhance 
the windward showers across Oahu and Kauai overnight into Tuesday as 
well. 


Strong winds will be a concern for the next few days. We stayed 
below advisory levels for the most part today...with peak gusts in 
the 30s/low 40s miles per hour. Even with building upper level heights...a 
lingering middle-level trough near 700mb will keep the lower inversion 
from becoming very well defined...and it does not look like the type 
of setup for downslope enhancement. The high builds north of the 
state on Tuesday...but remnants of the front drifting westward will 
be between US and the high...separating US from the strongest 
gradient. It is not until Wednesday that we see the full effect of 
the high. Although it is beginning to move away to the northeast by 
this point...Wednesday appears to be the day with the strongest 
winds...and we have updated the grids accordingly. 


The latest runs of the GFS and European model (ecmwf) both show the high shifting 
east and weakening late in the week...as a new front pushes in from 
the west. There are still differences with respect to this next 
system...but it remains well to the north and there are minor 
impacts to sensible weather across the islands. Trade winds are 
expected to remain in place through the weekend...with showers 
mainly across windward sections. 


&& 


Aviation... 
a strong surface high continues to build in behind a dissipating 
stationary front located near the Alenuihaha Channel. The surface 
high is providing fresh to locally strong trade winds over Maui 
through Kauai. Airmet Tango for low level turb remains posted for 
areas below 8 thousand feet south through west of the terrain from 
Maui to Kauai. Amdar and VAD wind profiles suggest the layer is 
comprised of mostly 20 to 25 knots sustained winds with occasional 
winds up to 30 kts. 


Winds over and around The Big Island will begin to increase 
tonight as the front weakens further and the high continues to 
push east. Airmet Tango will likely need to be expanded later. 


The stationary front will continue to focus the bulk of the clouds 
and showers along north through east sections of Maui County. 
Terminals such as phmk...phjh...phog will likely continue to see 
prevailing MVFR conditions with possible brief IFR moments this 
evening into tonight. Airmet Sierra for mountain obscuration is 
posted over north through east sections of Maui Molokai and Lanai. 


VFR conditions will prevail at terminals on Oahu and Kauai. The 
elevated trade winds will help push the enhanced moisture 
associated with the stationary front back towards Oahu and Kauai. 
This will increase cloud and shower activity along north through 
east slopes tonight...especially after midnight. Airmet Sierra for 
mountain obscuration may be needed at that time. 


Over The Big Island...VFR conditions will prevail. Clouds and 
showers will focus along north through east sections...with periods 
of MVFR. Cloud build ups along leeward areas will scatter out 
tonight. 


&& 


Marine... 
the Hanalei and Waimea buoys have continued to report steady 
readings above wavewatch guidance...and the Pauwela buoy has reached 
similar values. Surf reports from the North Shore of Kauai indicate 
high surf. Similar conditions are expected through the night and 
into Tuesday. The current north swell will turn more northeasterly 
on Tuesday...and the advisory for north facing shores will likely be 
able to be dropped during the day. The swell will veer more easterly 
through the week as the high to our north shifts eastward. The large 
fetch from the strong high will likely keep advisory level surf for 
east facing shores through mid-week. This strong high will also lead 
to Small Craft Advisory conditions for most coastal waters. The 
strongest winds are expected on Wednesday...though small craft winds 
will likely continue through much of the week for the typically 
windier areas. 


&& 


Hfo watches/warnings/advisories... 
high surf advisory until 6 PM HST Tuesday for north facing shores of 
Niihau Kauai Oahu Molokai and Maui. 


High surf advisory until 6 am HST Thursday for east facing shores of 
Kauai Oahu Molokai and Maui. 


Small Craft Advisory from 6 am Tuesday to 6 am HST Thursday for 
Big Island leeward waters-Big Island southeast waters. 


Small Craft Advisory until 6 am HST Tuesday for Maui County 
leeward waters-Big Island windward waters. 


Small Craft Advisory until 6 am HST Thursday for Kauai northwest 
waters-Kauai windward waters-Kauai leeward waters-Kauai Channel- 
Oahu windward waters-Oahu leeward waters-Kaiwi Channel-Maui 
County windward waters-Maalaea Bay-Pailolo Channel-Alenuihaha 
Channel. 


&& 


$$ 


Public/marine...bravender 
aviation...Eaton 










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