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Thick Vog Today, Dry Conditions

January 14, 2015, 1:28 AM HST
* Updated January 13, 11:34 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, Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Light and variable winds are expected today up to 15 mph with a mostly sunny morning. As the land heats up, sea breezes are expected to develop which will lead to afternoon cloud cover and possible isolated showers. Hazy skies are expected for much of the Big Island (see UHSOEST vog model above). High temperatures should fall in the range of 80° to 85°.

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Sunrise: 6:58 a.m.

Sunset: 6:01 p.m.

UV index at 8 (“very high” exposure level)

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Tonight

Mostly clear skies are expected. Leeward spots may be cloudy to start but are expected to clear as the land breeze takes hold. Variable winds up to 15 mph are expected. Low temperatures are forecasted from 62° to 70° degrees.

Moonrise: 1:21 a.m.

Moonset: 1:06 p.m.

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

Next Full Moon: 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 3

 

Looking Ahead 

Dry and hazy weather can be expected over the next several days as a ridge of high pressure lies across the area. A weak front is expected and will help to continue to block our trade winds through the end of the work week. Light to moderate trade winds are expected later this weekend and on into early next week as an area of high pressure passes by to our north. A slight increase in showers can be expected over windward and mauka areas.

 

Almanac for Hilo Airport

Maximum Temperature for today: 

Normal 79°

Record 87° / Set in 1980

 

Minimum Temperature for today:

Normal 64°

Record 57° / Set in 1978

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: NOAA / NWS

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Image: UHSOEST vog model

Image: UHSOEST vog model

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