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More thunderstorms possible throughout the islands today

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:54 a.m. HST, Jan 06, 2014

The weather system responsible for the lightning, hail and heavy showers over Oahu Sunday night is expected to bring more thunderstorms throughout the islands today and into the work week, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu says that an upper level trough north of the islands will bring unstable atmospheric conditions with locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms over the Hawaiian islands throughout the day.

Forecasters said that the weather system will linger east of Hawaii Island until Wednesday, bringing unstable conditions mainly over the eastern end of the state. An increase in windward and mauka showers across the state is possible for the second half of this week, they said today.

The weather system brought a dramatic light show for the skies over parts of the state Sunday night, and hail and brief but heavy showers were reported in East Oahu.

Hail pellets, from a quarter-inch to a half-inch in diameter, were reported Sunday night in Hawaii Kai, Waimanalo, Kaneohe and Kailua on Oahu, and in Kamuela on the Big Island, according to the National Weather Service.

The weekend weather system also delivered cooler temperatures, dipping into the high 50s overnight in some areas. The cold weather will likely continue through the weekend.

Today's forecast for Honolulu calls for a high temperature near 78, with northeast winds at 10 to 16 mph, and gusts up to 21 mph.

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SteveToo wrote:
No rain in Wai`anae
on January 5,2014 | 09:03PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
None in downtown either, so I guess Lucky we live on Oahu, except Aina Haina.
on January 5,2014 | 09:51PM
CriticalReader wrote:
This is going to cause a migration trend to places like Arizona and Hawaii, which will both hate it for different reasons.
on January 6,2014 | 09:12AM
awahana wrote:
Too funny.
We were just talking about solar panels this morning and how Hawaii Kai probably wouldn't get hit by hail like Waimanalo did last time.
Nothing is sacred in the modern climate changed Hawaii nei.
Add your PV to your homeowners for sure, as factory warranty won't cover 'acts of god.'
They should rename it 'acts of man.' Or 'effects of global warming.'
on January 6,2014 | 03:02AM
Global warming is a farce. The Earth is merely going thru its cyclical changes which it has done time and again. Man has aided in this every changing world by taking away ozone and adding other polutants to our atmosphere, but to blame global warming.
on January 6,2014 | 04:37PM
control wrote:
Had steady, heavy rain for nearly 3 hours in Kailua town. The wind was more of an issue. Homes in Hawaii suffer from crappy construction and are not weather-proofed. Even with the windows closed, a nippy artic wind blew through the house.
on January 6,2014 | 06:53AM
Hawaii5OhOh wrote:
I use to have that problem with my jalousie windows, until I installed jalousie window strips. It comes in a large roll in which you cut it to the length of each jalousie glass and install it on the upper edge of each glass of the window. When you shut the window, the insulation strip shuts out the cold drafts, dust, noise, and the heavy rain that hits the window with sideway-blowing winds. When the strips get dirty, just take them off and soak them in a bucket of water and lots of Tide (laundry detergent) for a couple of hours. Then throw them on the driveway or lawn and rinse with a garden hose. To dry them fast, just grab about 50 of the strips in one hand and swing them around a couple of times. I got mine from a local screen company over 20 years ago, but now, the only way to get it is order on the internet and pay the high shipping costs to Hawaii. Too bad Home Depot doesn't sell it, as they could sell a lot.
on January 6,2014 | 08:59AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Good idea.
on January 6,2014 | 12:51PM
CriticalReader wrote:
We must be getting our share of this cold climate. By the middle of last night, I had to use a blanket Miserable it was. Had to turn off the a/c this morning in the car too.
on January 6,2014 | 09:11AM
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