Cool, Dry Weather Today, Front Expected Tomorrow
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Today, Monday, December 29, 2014
Today, we expect mostly sunny skies for the Big Island with variable winds up to 15 mph. The UHSOEST vog model shows heavy haze for the Kona side of the island in the afternoon. High temperatures should fall in the range of 78° to 83°.
Sunrise: 6:54 a.m.
Sunset: 5:51 p.m.
UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)
Clear skies are expected tonight on the Big Island with isolated showers expected for the windward side in the evening. Haze is also expected to hang around. West winds are expected around 15 mph. Low temperatures from 64° to 69° degrees.
Moonrise: 1:03 p.m.
Moonset: 1:55 a.m. on Dec. 30
Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.
Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.
We expect cool, dry weather through Monday as northeasterly winds weaken and shift out of the southeast late in the day. A front is expected to sweep down the island chain on Tuesday and Tuesday night, bringing gusty winds and moderate rainfall. It should not be as vigorous or long-lived as the front we experienced last week. A brief period of rather dry northerly flow is expected Wednesday into Thursday followed by unsettled weather Thursday night through Saturday.
Almanac for Hilo Airport
Maximum Temperature for today:
Record 86° / Set in 1995 and tied in 2009
Minimum Temperature for today:
Record 59° / Set in 1999