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Cool & Dry Today, Weak Front Expected Tonight

January 5, 2015, 1:15 AM HST
* Updated January 4, 11:19 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, January 5, 2015

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Mostly sunny skies are expected today. The UHSOEST vog model (above) shows haze lingering to the southeast of the Big Island especially in the afternoon. High temperatures should fall in the range of 78° to 83°. Cool north winds are expected from 10 to 20 mph.

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Sunrise: 6:56 a.m.

Sunset: 5:55 p.m.

UV index at 7 (“high” exposure level)

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Tonight

Partly cloudy skies are expected tonight with scattered windward and mauka showers. On the leeward side conditions will become mostly clear but remain a bit hazy. Cool north winds are expected from 10 to 20 mph. Low temperatures are forecasted from 60° to 65° degrees.

Moonrise: 6:47 p.m.

Moonset: 7:56 a.m. on Jan. 6

Next Full Moon: Jan. 4 at 6:54 p.m.

Next New Moon: Jan. 20 at 3:14 a.m.

 

Looking Ahead 

Light to moderate north winds are expected to continue and veer out of a more normal trade wind direction by Tuesday. A weak front is expected to bring a band of clouds and a few showers Monday night into Tuesday. Breezy trade winds will fill in behind it along with dry and stable conditions. At the end of the work week models are showing weaker winds veering out of the southeast.

 

Almanac for Hilo Airport

Maximum Temperature for today: 

Normal 79°

Record 86° / Set in 1966

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 64°

Record 58° / Set in 1972

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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