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Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, Trade Wind Weather

November 16, 2014, 9:47 PM HST
* Updated November 16, 9:58 PM
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Alerts

A High Surf Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for our north shores from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to a north-northwest swell that built in overnight.

Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

A Small Craft Advisory is posted from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Big Island windward waters due to expected rough seas up to 12 feet. The Alenuihaha Channel can also expect east winds up to 25 knots while Big Island leeward waters may experience rough seas to 11 feet and southeast winds up to 25 knots.

Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Big Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, chance of cloud cover, projected localized weather conditions, vog/SO2 forecast and expected wave heights.**

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Today, Monday November 17, 2014

We expect a return to typical trade wind weather. Windward and mauka areas can expect on and off scattered showers and partly cloudy skies during the day. While the Kona side and coastline should have a mostly clear morning before clouds begin to build in as the afternoon sea breeze takes hold. The UHSOEST vog model is predicting voggy conditions along the Kona side in the afternoon as the sea breeze pushes the haze back up onto the leeward side. High temperatures should fall in the range of 81° to 86° and around 71° at 5000 feet. In general, trade winds up to 10 to 25 mph are expected.

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Sunrise: 6:30 a.m.

Sunset: 5:40 p.m.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

We expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with scattered showers for windward and mauka areas and mostly clear skies in leeward spots. Our natural air conditioning is expected to blow out of the northeast from 10 to 25 mph. Low temperatures should fall in the range of 68° to 73° with a low of about 55° at 5000 feet.

Moonset: 2:36 p.m.

Moonrise: 3:09 a.m. on Nov. 18

Next New Moon: Nov. 22 at 2:33 a.m.

Next Full Moon: Dec. 6 at 2:27 a.m.

The Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight! For details on the show in the sky click here.

 

Looking Ahead

Cooler, drier conditions and breezy winds are expected to fill in behind the weak front that just moved through the state. A rather dry trade wind weather is expected through Wednesday. Thursday unstable conditions could spawn enhanced showers. Friday into the weekend there’s the possibility for isolated thunderstorms. Will keep an eye on it and bring you the latest model consensus.

 

Almanac for Hilo Airport

Maximum Temperature for today: 

Normal 81°

Record 86° / Set in 1970

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 67°

Record 62° / Set in 1964

**Click here for your detailed Big Island surf report.**

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Image: NOAA / NWS

Vog Model - Image: UHSOEST

Vog Model – Image: UHSOEST

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