Though the disturbance has moved off to the west, there are a lot of lingering clouds upstream of the Big Island that are giving us intermittent, though light showers as of noon today. There has not been one single ray of sunshine here in the upper reaches of Hilo today.
From the current visible satellite loop it looks as if that will be the case for the rest of the day.
Very wet Monday
A total of 1.1 inches of precip yesterday. The rains were not of the torrential type as is common when we have a very close passage of a tropical wave or remnants of a former cyclone. It rained lightly for most of the day. No sun to speak of. Just a few breaks as the sun got low in the sky about an hour or so before sunset.
It appears that it will dry out somewhat now that the wave has moved off to the west.
I am not sure whether it rained much on the leeward/Kona side as I have not talked with my friends over there. From the looks of the daylight satellite images I'd say they did not get much if any.
Getting wetter again
There was a half inch of rain yesterday and, so far today at 4PM I've gotten that much since sunrise!
There is more on the way but it will likely arrive sometime after midnight as there appears to be a weak tropical wave east/southeast of the Big Island that is moving generally westward and should impact us starting tonight and into tomorrow. At least that's the way it appears as of the most recent satellite loops.
More rain again
Total for the past 24 hours was 7/10ths of an inch. About twice that of normal for this time of year.
Temperatures are within a degree or two of normal.
Not much change lately
The temps are normal and the precip has been a bit above for a few days but it is now more like normal and drier. Trades are rather brisk. Sunny days. Very nice.
Rainfall over the past 24 hours was none.
Updated: 1:53 PM GMT on July 26, 2012
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A few beautiful days
The past few days have been exceedingly beautiful here on the windward side of the Big Island. A few showers here and there but nothing more than that. Clear nights and mornings with the usual diurnal clouds building over the slopes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea in the afternoon which give rise to early evening light showers. 2/10ths of an inch of rain in the gauge this morning all of which fell between 6PM and 8PM in light fashion.
The remains of Emilia have scooted off to the west
There were shorter and more spaced out periods of rain throughout the day yesterday but they tapered off during the evening and now, just past midnight, there are none though the air mass over the islands is still a bit on the wet side but things are returning to normal for late July.
The past 24 hours was rainy
1.2 inches of precip in the gauge just a few minutes ago covering the past 24 hours.
But Emilia's moisture is now moving off to the west so it will dry out over the next 12 hours or so. Maybe sooner.
Rain has increased
Emelias remnants are gracing us with gentle rain bands which is likely to remain with us until tomorrow afternoon. There was a half inch in my gauge this morning.
Rains from Emelia are now impacting the Big Island
They began early this afternoon and it appears that they will be with us through Tuesday.
Intermittent sunny periods which is normal as the rain bands are like the fins on a windmill. Typical of hurricanes even if they are dissipated.
Updated: 11:39 PM GMT on July 16, 2012
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Daniel's remnants have departed
The system has moved off to the west and has cleared the islands. I had intermittent gentle rains which gave me a half inch of precip during the period.
Next will come the remnants of Hurricane Emilia which will likely pass a bit closer to the Big Island than Daniel did some time in the middle of the coming week.
Now it is dry, clear and cool. A beautiful early morning.
Showers are now reaching the southeast Big Island
These are the northernmost rain bands from the remnants of former Hurricane Daniel.
They began around 7PM last night and continue now and will be moving off to the west over the next 24 hours or so. I received 1/3rd of an inch of precip so far since 7PM last night. I expect at least another half inch to accumulate throughout the day.
It was a beautiful, but dry day today
Some precip is expected tomorrow from the remnants of former hurricane Daniel which will be passing to the south of the Big Island.
Two tropical cyclones headed in our direction
Daniel is about to pass south of the Big Island and Emilia is likely to do the same but will be much closer than Daniel. I am hoping that Emilia will give the leeward side of this island some much needed rainfall.
Daniel has already started to produce 8 to 10 foot surf on the east and south shores of this island.
I had a quarter inch of rain overnight. That is about average for this time of year.
Wetter than usual
Averaging about an inch per day right now. I expect this to continue for awhile.
And I'm watching TS Daniel out east/southeast of us and I think we may get some residual effects from his remnants next week after he becomes a minimal hurricane and then likely dissipates into the trade wind flow eventually.
That will be good as it will likely give the leeward sides of this, and the other islands in the chain, some much needed precip!
Some unexpected rains
It was clear and dry as forecast on Monday morning and into the afternoon but then, out of the blue came a heavy shower. It did not last long but it dropped about 2/10ths of an inch.
The rain resumed near sunset and continued on and off until now, 3AM Tuesday. Surprise! The forecasters were wrong!
I just checked the gage and it shows 1.2 inches total. Quite a bit more than normal.
But then, what's new? Not much!
Updated: 2:08 PM GMT on July 03, 2012
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