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Cool, Dry Weather Today, Front Expected Tomorrow

December 29, 2014, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated December 28, 11:00 PM
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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, December 29, 2014

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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.

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UV index at 6 (“high” exposure level)

 

Tonight

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.

 

Looking Ahead 

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: 

Normal 79°

Record 86° / Set in 1995 and tied in 2009

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 64°

Record 59° / Set in 1999

**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: UHSOEST

Image: UHSOEST

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