Malika Dudley’s Daily Weather Forecast (10/19/14)
Yesterday, rainfall associated with Hurricane ANA set a new record of 4.55 inches at the Hilo airport. This breaks the old record of 2.08 inches set in 1990. This new record is a departure from normal of 4.27 inches. The “record event” report was released yesterday afternoon at 4:30pm and will likely need some updating for the rainfall that felt between that time and midnight at the Hilo airport. We will update the numbers when they become available.
Summary of Alerts
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the south and western coastal waters of the Big Island until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
A High Surf Adivsory is posted for the western shores of the Big Island until 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.
Today: Conditions have tapered off significantly. A flood advisory posted for the Hilo side was allowed to expire at 10:15am this morning. Showers are likely to continue with a chance of thunderstorms for the windward side of the Big Island throughout the day today. There is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon for the leeward side as well. Isolated thunderstorms embedded in the rain could produce brief gusty winds. The leeward side is expecting to get some volcanic haze in the afternoon. East winds will be around 15 mph and high temperatures are expected to climb into the high 70’s to mid 80’s.
For the first half of the work week, as Ana moves west and northwest of the Hawaiian islands, winds will gradually shift to the southeast with a general drying trend and increasingly stable conditions expected across the area.
Surf and Seas: Ana is expected to bring 4 to 8 foot faces to western shores today. South shore surf continues to fade today with waist to shoulder high waves at the best exposures. Places that favor short period south swells may see bigger waves. A new north-northwest swell (Typhoon Vongfong) is expected to build in the afternoon.
Other Areas of Interest
Sunset tonight at 5:54pm
Sunrise tomorrow at 6:17am
UV index 6 (high)