Today’s Weather: Saturday, August 5, 2017
The Summary: NWS says; Sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 95. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Computer Model Tables say 18-21 mph today, which is similar to yesterday. Surf expected to be 3 ft NNE. We say; The actual wind at Kanaha will be even stronger, we think that it will be easily averaging in the mid to high 20’s range, gusting into the mid-high 30’s the afternoon. The wind direction today should be similar today, but we hope with slightly more filled in wind. Our “Venturi Factor” Today for Kanaha is 6-7 out of 10. **Our Gustiness Factor should be lower today at about 20% which is an even more comfortable level.
Wind Forecast – Model Tables:
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Weather Map: Here is the weather map. You can see that the High to our North is better formed, and that means a more better PGF. Our northern isobars are angled in such a way that will deliver slightly more sideshore winds than yesterday, do winds could be less gusty today. These predictions are for the generalized (Tradewind) airflow across the state, and local wind effects (rain/venturi/clouds/etc.) need to be considered. Today’s wind will be almost as strong but less gusty than yesterday.
NWS Forecast: Here is the Current Conditions and Forecast.
|Water Temp||81.1 °F|
|Barometer||30.06 in (1018.4 mb)|
|Heat Index||79°F (26°C)|
|Last update||5 Aug 5:54 am HST|
Maui County Windward Waters:
320 AM HST Sat Aug 5 2017
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING…
.TODAY…East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 8 feet. Southeast
swell 3 feet. Scattered showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT…East winds to 25 knots. Wind waves 7 feet. Southeast
swell 3 feet. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered
showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY…East winds 20 knots. Wind waves 6 feet. Southeast swell
3 feet. Scattered showers in the morning.
Tides at Kahului:
Rain Radar: Here is the current Radar Photo:
Clouds over the State:
Infrared Satellite Image:
Wind Yesterday: Here is yesterday’s wind graph, winds increased throughout the day averaging up in the mid to high 20’s. The gusts were up into the mid/high 30’s. The highest gusts were about 39-40 mph at various times. The wind direction was very unstable and wavered from side, side-onshore, due to the easterliness of the trade wind and the local wind effects from onshore landforms. The high and low numbers were quite far apart at times with “gustiness” ranging from about 40-50% of the total wind speed (which made it very bumpy out there).
|Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous, Illumination: 95%. The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts around 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. The Moon’s Phase tells us a lot about the tides. So we are watching moon phases to better anticipate ocean conditions.|
|Hurricane Season: Hurricanes are most likely to occur July through December in Hawaii. Hurricanes bring severe bad weather, flooding rain and potentially devastatingly strong winds. The passing of a Hurricane may last days or up to a week or more. The Hurricanes usually develop far away in the eastern Pacific and we generally get several days or more warning of their approach. So there is usually time to make preparations and even evacuate if necessary. Many Hurricanes come close to Hawaii but are just too far away to have a severe effect, This near-miss scenario, and repeated canceled warnings, can give some people a false sense of security. Until one does hit, and then they may be unprepared. Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)|
|Today’s Kite Pro-Tip: Keep your Beach Clean: Remember that it is our responsibility as Humans to pick up trash. Even if it is not yours. Trash gets left; carelessly, accidentally and also gets washed ashore. Pick up some trash each day and make our beaches a better place for everyone, and the animals that live there too. Do it even if no one is watching. But if they see you doing it they may be inspired to do it too. Also if you see discarded fishing line, please try to get rid of it as it can cause ongoing problems for sea creatures and wildlife. Broken glass, cigarette butts, plastic and more have no place on our beaches.|
Maui Surf Report: For more detailed Surf Information go to our Maui Surf Report Page.
Today’s Tides Kahului: For more information about Maui Tides go to our TIDES PAGE.
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This Wind & Weather Forecast was prepared by our very own in-house amateur meteorologist. Have fun and be Safe out there. Aloha, David Dorn